Cambium Learning® Group Programs Approved for 2012-2013 Adoption by Florida Department of Education

DALLAS, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ: ABCD), a leading educational solutions and services company providing evidence-based support for helping all students reach their full potential, announced today that two high-impact reading intervention solutions offered by its Voyager Learning division—Read Well® and Voyager Passport®—have been approved for adoption by the Florida Department of Education for 2012–2013.

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Reflecting increased expectations for K–5 student learning and mastery within the context of the Common Core State Standards, the Florida Department of Education's criteria for state adoption of approved materials for English language arts has become significantly more rigorous. As core components of Florida's 2012–2013 statewide curriculum, these proven, research-based literacy intervention solutions from Voyager Learning will help build the foundation necessary to accelerate Florida's K–5 students on their personalized paths to college readiness and career success.

The Cambium/Voyager Learning reading solutions approved in the Florida State Adoption are:

  • Read Well: K–2 mastery-based reading and language arts curriculum using whole-class activities and differentiated small-group instruction to build reading proficiency.
  • Voyager Passport:  K–5 reading solution providing a blend of print instruction and technology to help struggling learners master priority skills and strategies to reach grade-level performance.

"We are honored that the Florida Department of Education has chosen Real Well and Voyager Passport as part of the 2012–2013 Florida State Adoption," said John Campbell, chief executive officer of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. "Along with the other distinguished publishers on this list, we are proud to play a pivotal role in significantly enhancing student literacy and achievement in Florida." 

Review the entire list of approved Florida Adoption materials here: http://www.fldoe.org/bii/instruct_mat/pdf/1213aim.pdf

For more information about Voyager Learning and Cambium Learning Group, visit www.voyagerlearning.com or www.cambiumlearning.com

About Cambium Learning Group
Cambium Learning Group is a leading educational solutions and services company that is committed to helping all students reach their full potential by providing evidence-based solutions and expert professional services to empower educators and raise the achievement levels of all students. The company is composed of four business units: Voyager Learning (www.voyagerlearning.com) and Sopris Learning (www.soprislearning.com), Learning A–Z (www.learninga-z.com), ExploreLearning (www.explorelearning.com), and Kurzweil Educational Systems® (www.kurzweiledu.com). Together, these business units provide best-in-class intervention and supplemental instructional materials; gold-standard professional development and school-improvement services; breakthrough technology solutions for online learning and professional support; valid and reliable assessments; and proven materials to support a positive and safe school environment. For more information, visit www.cambiumlearning.com

About the Florida Department of Education: The department's mission is to increase the proficiency of all students within one seamless, efficient education system by providing them the chance to expand their knowledge and skills through world-class learning opportunities. Serving more than 3.5 million students, 4,200 public schools, 28 colleges, 188,000 teachers, 47,000 college professors and administrators, and 318,000 full-time staff throughout the state, the department enhances the economic self-sufficiency of Floridians through programs and services geared toward college, work force education, job-specific skills, and career development. Florida ranks first in the nation for teacher quality, first in the nation in advanced placement participation, and first in the southern region for graduation rate and degrees awarded by the Florida College System. For more information, visit www.fldoe.org

Media Contact:
Elaine Gantz Wright
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
elaine.wright@cambiumlearning.com

Investor Contact:
Barbara Benson
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
investorrelations@cambiumlearning.com

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