Discovery Education Expands Suite of Digital Textbooks with Addition of Interactive Math Techbook

   Discovery Education Expands Suite of Digital Textbooks with Addition of
                          Interactive Math Techbook

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SILVER SPRING, Md., March 13, 2013

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Deepening its commitment to
transforming teaching and learning, Discovery Education, the leading provider
of K-12 digital textbooks in the U.S., announced today the expansion of its
digital textbook series to include mathematics. As the latest addition to the
company's award-winning Techbook line, which now includes K-12 science and
middle school social studies offerings, Math Techbook furthers Discovery
Education's commitment to developing a full suite of digital solutions for
today's classrooms.

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In response to input from educators across the country, Discovery Education's
first Math Techbooks, launching in 2014, will address middle and high school
mathematics subjects with six specific courses: 6th, 7th and 8th grade math,
and Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry for high school.

Built in conjunction with a team of experts, including educators, students and
technologists, Discovery Education Math Techbook will provide students
interactive, engaging learning experiences that help support their procedural
skills, fluency, understanding of theoretical mathematics concepts and ability
to solve real-world problems.

"Mooresville students have been using the Discovery Education Techbook series
and have seen great results. It has brought instruction alive for our teachers
and increased students' engagement and interest," said Mooresville Graded
School District's Superintendent and the American Association of School
Administrators Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Mark Edwards. "We are excited
that Discovery Education continues to expand its Techbook series to additional
subjects and look forward to the opportunity to use these tools to transform
teaching and learning in Mooresville's classrooms."

Discovery Education's Techbook series is revolutionizing instruction by
providing support for multiple learning styles, interactive content that
specifically appeals to digital natives and real-time updates that allow
teachers to incorporate current events and cutting-edge thinking into their
curricula. In addition, Techbook offers built-in assessments that measure
students' progress and support individualized classroom instruction.

"We've seen incredible results with Science and Social Studies Techbooks, and
we are looking forward to continuing this work with our district partners as
we introduce Math," said Scott Kinney, Discovery Education's senior vice
president. "This is not a retrofit of existing materials. We are creating an
entirely new way of learning aimed at increasing student achievement through
dynamic digital resources."

Techbook is also specifically designed to support both state and Common Core
State Standards by providing students with the opportunity to reference
multiple sources of information, think critically and develop arguments
supported by evidence. Included as a standard offering with each Techbook
implementation, Discovery Education experts provide high-quality professional
development to support educators as they integrate Techbook into their
classroom instruction.

Cloud-based and platform neutral, Techbook works in tandem with any school
district's technology infrastructure and existing hardware – iPads, tablets,
mobile devices, laptops or desktops – making it a cost-effective alternative
to both traditional textbooks and other digital solutions. Already in use by
more than 500,000 students across the country, Techbook provides students with
the skills to be college and career ready.

For more information about Discovery Education's Techbook series and its suite
of digital solutions, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

About Discovery Education

Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded
organizations around the world to transform teaching and learning with
innovative content and services that support educators and accelerate academic
achievement. With a presence in over half of all US schools and in 50
countries around the world, Discovery Education fuels educational
transformation with award-winning multimedia content including digital
textbooks, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest
professional learning community of its kind. Powered by Discovery
Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media
company in the world, Discovery Education is the global leader in
standards-based digital content for K-12 and community college instruction.
Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

SOURCE Discovery Education

Website: http://www.discoveryeducation.com
Contact: Christina Scripps, Discovery Education, +1-240-662-6502,
christina_scripps@discovery.com, or Jennifer Marburg, Discovery Education,
+1-240-662-3225, jennifer_marburg@discovery.com
 
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