Sopris Learning to Host 2013 LETRS Summit in Austin, Texas, as Part of an Ongoing Partnership with Austin Independent School

  Sopris Learning to Host 2013 LETRS Summit in Austin, Texas, as Part of an
         Ongoing Partnership with Austin Independent School District

PR Newswire

DALLAS, April 9, 2013

DALLAS, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sopris Learning, a provider of
results-based education solutions, products, and services that improve school
and student performance, announced today that it will host the 2013 LETRS
Summit in Austin, Texas, as part of an ongoing partnership with Austin
Independent School District (AISD).


"AISD is committed to providing our teachers with the foundational knowledge
necessary for teachers to be the experts in their classrooms," says Cynthia
Edwards, Administrative Supervisor for RtI-504/Dyslexia, Austin Independent
School District. "Our goal is to empower them to best utilize the programs and
tools the district provides to improve academic achievement for every

The annual LETRS Summit provides two and a half days of interactive workshops
and networking opportunities that offer participants the unique opportunity to
expand their knowledge of research and literacy, connect instruction to
outcome standards, and network with leading national experts including Dr.
Louisa Moats, Dr. Linnea Ehri, Dr. David Francis, Dr. Roland Good, Dr. Ruth
Kaminski, Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson, Susan Ebbers, M.Ed., Bruce Rosow, M.A.,
Melody Ilk, M.A., and National LETRS Trainers.

"The difference between LETRS and other professional development in reading is
really embodied in the title; LETRS means 'Language Essentials...' because
language is the underpinning, the foundation, for learning to read and spell.
Knowledge of language is the foundation of teaching," says Dr. Moats.

The LETRS Summit 2013: The Science Behind Literacy and the Art of Instruction
will take place June 26-28 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin.
Specific topics for administrators, coaches, and teachers are included in the
program, as aretargeted sessions focused on teaching English Learners, Early
Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Instruction, and techniques for improving
comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, phonology, writing, and more.

For more information on the summit, visit, or to register, visit

About Voyager|Sopris Learning
Dedicated to the success of every student, Voyager |Sopris Learning is the
nation's most comprehensive provider of research-based education solutions and
online learning tools—including curriculum products, personalized professional
development, assessment, and school improvement/turnaround services. With the
ultimate goal of advancing student achievement, Voyager |Sopris Learning
partners with PreK–12 schools to build teaching and leadership capacity, keep
students on track, and accelerate struggling students to grade-level
proficiency. We are proud to represent the life's work of world-renowned
researchers and education leaders and have a steadfast commitment to
translating research into practice, with a proven track record of helping
schools and districts boost student participation, improve test scores, and
increase graduation rates. Voyager|Sopris Learning is a business unit of
Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD) based in Dallas, Texas. For more
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Media Contact:
Kelly Dean
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

Investor Contact:
Barbara Benson
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

SOURCE Voyager|Sopris Learning

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