uBoost Offers NEA Members Free Membership to Increase Student Achievement and Lessen the Economic Burden on Teachers

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NEA Members will be able to try uBoost FREE by registering by July 15, 2009

uBoost (http://www.uBoost.com) announced today that it will offer the first 5,000 NEA Members free access to its online Classroom Rewards Program. Teachers can use the product to reward positive behaviors for up to 35 students a total of 250,000 points. The promotion will be unveiled at the NEA Expo, giving NEA's 3.2 million members access to a program specifically designed to help educators increase student engagement and learning outcomes.

uBoost's Classroom Rewards Program is designed for students 1st-8th grade. Teachers award points for positive behaviors such as attendance, homework, test scores, cooperation, participation, and attire that can be redeemed for rewards. Students can choose from a wide selection of rewards such as charitable donations and virtual room rewards, which can be used to customize their own safe virtual environment. Students may also participate in contests to win the latest in books, electronics, and gift cards. Student performance is also recognized in the form of honor badges and placement on uBoost's top performing leader boards.

"Shrinking budgets are impacting educators' ability to try new products that improve student performance," said John Bower, founder of uBoost. "We are delighted to work with NEA to offer their members this effective tool that supports their existing student recognition efforts."

NEA members can register for a free uBoost account by visiting the Professional Resources channel page on the new NEA Web site or by registering at http://www.uboost.com/promo . This offer will be made available to the first 5,000 registrants.

About NEA Member Benefits
The NEA is the nation's largest professional organization, representing 3.2 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers. The NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 local chapters across the United States.

NEA MB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NEA charged with bringing additional value to Association membership by providing financial products and solutions tailored for NEA members and their families.

About uBoost
uBoost is an online performance recognition and rewards platform where points are awarded for positive behaviors and redeemed for relevant rewards. uBoost works across all age groups, curricula, and achievement levels and offers educators an innovative way to recognize incremental improvement.

Recognition in the form of points, performance-based honor badges, and a coveted spot on achiever leader-boards encourage students to put forth maximum effort. Students are able to choose rewards that interest them - they can support their favorite charitable cause, customize their own safe, virtual environment or participate in contests to win premium rewards such as iPods and Amazon.com gift cards. To maintain engagement, uBoost continues to offer new rewards and contests to keep up with students' changing interests and to ensure relevance throughout the school year.

uBoost partners directly with web-based educational publishers, district administrators, online schools, tutoring companies, and private education companies to design and implement recognition and rewards programs that further their missions. uBoost serves students in all 50 states and over 60 countries throughout the world.

For more information, visit http://www.uboost.com or call 808.377.4810.

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