Seven Voyager Learning | Sopris Learning Solutions Chosen as Part of the Colorado READ Act

   Seven Voyager Learning | Sopris Learning Solutions Chosen as Part of the
                              Colorado READ Act

PR Newswire

DALLAS, April 26, 2013

DALLAS, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Voyager Learning | Sopris Learning, a
provider of results-based education solutions, products, and services that
improve school and student performance, today announced that seven of the
company's programs have been approved as part of the Colorado Reading to
Ensure Academic Development Act (Colorado READ Act) and are included on the
state's READ Act Advisory Lists of Professional Development and Instructional
Programming. The Colorado READ Act is a strong call to action for all
residents of Colorado to improve state literacy rates.


Voyager Learning | Sopris Learning solutions on Colorado's READ Act Advisory
Lists include:


  oDIBELS^® Deep

Professional Development:

  oLETRS^® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling)
  oVoyager Education Services

Instructional Programming:

  oRead Well^®
  oSound Partners
  oVoyager Passport^®

Data published in 2011 by the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)
indicated that more than 26 percent of Colorado's third grade students were
not reading at grade level. In response to this disturbing statistic, Gov.
John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia presented a plan on Feb. 29, 2012,
to help ensure that every child in the state learns to read. Teaming closely
with the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado READS Act is tackling
children's literacy issues around health and development risks, early learning
program quality, assessments, the early childhood work force, professional
development, and access to the most effective preschool and full-day
kindergarten programs.

"We share the belief with Governor Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia that
early literacy is a cornerstone of quality education and is essential to
building productive and engaged citizens in Colorado and throughout our
nation," says George Logue, president of Voyager Learning | Sopris Learning.
"We are truly honored and proud to be selected as a partner in this important
effort that impacts so many young lives."

Legislative priorities in the plan include the creation of an Office of Early
Childhood and the co-location of programs strengthening interagency
partnerships and collaboration to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and
quality of childhood and youth supports, services, and programs in Colorado.

A complete list of approved solutions under the Colorado READ Act can be found

About Voyager Learning | 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 Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
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