LOS GATOS, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SchoolMessenger, the leading provider of communication solutions for education, today announced that two of its services were named 2012 Awards of Excellence winners by Tech & Learning magazine. Talk About It, the company's anonymous communication service, was named one of this year's Best New Product winners, and its SchoolMessenger parent notification service received a Best Upgraded Product award. A panel of more than 30 educators, who tested more than 160 entries, chose this year's winners.
"As schools continue to have to do more with less, buying the right solution for your district needs is more important than ever," says Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for NewBay Media's Tech & Learning Group. "Tech & Learning is proud to present these recommended products that have been put to the test by our experienced educational team of judges."
Celebrating its 30th year, Awards of Excellence are presented annually to recognize innovative applications for the K-12 education market that break new ground and those that added significant enhancements to proven education tools.
"SchoolMessenger is honored to receive two such prestigious awards from a leading resource in the K-12 education community," said Nate Brogan, Vice President of Marketing for SchoolMessenger. "Our commitment to partnering with educators to deliver the best, most innovative communication services for students, staff and community members continues. We take our role very seriously and are proud to have our products recognized by this award."
About Tech & Learning
For over 30 years, Tech & Learning has been — and continues to be — the leading resource for K-12 leaders. Its publications, Web sites and events provide factual and evaluative information on trends, products, and strategies to educators who purchase technology products in their districts and schools. Tech & Learning, published by NewBay Media LLC, delivers the highest quality content and essential resources to manage, train, and teach technology. For more information, visit www.TechLearning.com.
About NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media's market leading brands are centered on five vertical markets—Pro Audio, Broadcast and Video, Musical Instruments, Systems Integration and K-12 Education. NewBay publishes and produces more than 40 publications and show dailies, 50 websites, 30 daily and weekly E-Newsletters, three Expos and more than 50 custom publishing efforts, annually. NewBay reaches more than two million readers in print and one million online and in person—around the world in more than 100 countries. Additional information on NewBay can be found by visiting www.nbmedia.com.
SchoolMessenger is a leading provider of communication solutions for education. Thousands of school districts, public schools, colleges, universities, private schools and other educational facilities in all 50 states depend on the company's innovative solutions, including the SchoolMessenger notification service and Talk About It anonymous communication service. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. For information, visit http://www.schoolmessenger.com or call 888.527.5225.
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