Carnegie Learning® Common Core Math Approved by New Mexico Public Education Department

 Carnegie Learning® Common Core Math Approved by New Mexico Public Education
                                  Department

Middle School Math Series and Algebra 1 Common Core to Help Students and
Teachers Transition to More Rigorous Standards

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The New Mexico Public Education
Department (PED) has approved Carnegie Learning^® Common Core Math Programs
for implementation in the state through 2018. The approved list of curricula
provides an array of core/basal and supplementary instructional materials for
purchase by school districts using state education funds with the goal to
enhance the delivery of instruction that will support student proficiency in
meeting New Mexico state standards.

The Carnegie Learning Middle School Math Series, courses 1-3 for grades 6, 7
and 8, and Algebra I Common Core curricula offer a unique blended solution of
textbooks and software that delivers highly personalized instruction to
support students of varied skill levels as both a core and a supplemental
intervention solution. Instructional materials on the approved list are
reviewed and formally adopted by the Public Education Department for purchase
by New Mexico school districts using state education funds.

In addition, Carnegie Learning Professional Development Services support
Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice by preparing New Mexico
teachers for classroom instruction that deepens student content knowledge,
promotes problem-solving, and encourages students to reflect on their thinking
and consolidate new mathematical ideas.

New Mexico is one of 45 states and the District of Columbia embracing Common
Core with the goal to prepare all students for college and careers in the
21^st century. New Mexico's education leadership was actively involved in
drafting Common Core alongside the National Governor's Association and the
Council of Chief State School Officers. The state was among the first to begin
implementing new CCSS-aligned curricula in the 2011-12 school year.

Based on more than 20 years of research and third-party evaluation, Carnegie
Learning curricula and professional development support for teachers are
currently adopted in fifteen of 20 curricula adoption states: Alabama,
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, North
Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia.

About Carnegie Learning, Inc. (www.carnegielearning.com)
Carnegie Learning is a publisher of innovative, research-based mathematics
software and textbooks for middle school, high school, and post-secondary
students aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Providing differentiated
instruction in schools across the United States, Carnegie Learning is helping
students to succeed in math as a gateway to graduation, college, and the 21st
century workforce. Carnegie Learning, located in Pittsburgh, is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) and is the sole source
provider of Cognitive Tutor® and MATHia® software for students in grades 6-12.

About Apollo Group, Inc. (www.apollo.edu)
Apollo Group is one of the world's largest private education providers and has
been in the education business for approximately 40 years. The Company offers
innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and
on-campus at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels through its
subsidiaries: University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, Institute for Professional
Development and College for Financial Planning. The Company offers programs
and services throughout the United States and in Latin America and Europe, as
well as online throughout the world. For more information about Apollo Group,
Inc. and its subsidiaries, call (800) 990-APOL or visit the Company's website
at www.apollogrp.edu.

SOURCE Carnegie Learning, Inc.

Website: http://www.carnegielearning.com
Contact: Mary Murrin, 1-888-851-7094 X176
 
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