n2y Wins SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award for Best Solution for Special Needs Students

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Unique Learning System Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition

n2y, a leading producer of online special education materials, has been recognized as an SIIA CODiE Award winner for Best Solution for Special Needs Students. n2y’s Unique Learning System Curriculum was the recipient of the award.

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced n2y as one of 28 CODiE Award winners in the education technology category. Each SIIA CODiE Award for ed tech companies is selected by a combination of educators, who act as initial judges by selecting finalists from all nominees, as well as SIIA members (company peers), who vote to select the winners from among the finalists.

Unique Learning System is an online, standards-based curriculum specifically designed for students with special needs. Unique Learning System is available in six different grade bands (Preschool, Elementary, Intermediate, Middle School, High School and Transition). Subscribers can interact online or download monthly instructional thematic units of study. Each unit contains special education lesson plans and interactive, differentiated materials. Unique’s monthly lesson plans define three levels of differentiated tasks which accommodate the diversity of learners with significant disabilities.

“n2y’s goal has been and and will always be to enrich and better the lives of individuals around the world through education,” said John Standal, n2y Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We couldn’t be more proud to receive this award, and we will continue to push ourselves to develop educational solutions that meet the demands of special needs learners.”

“SIIA’s 2015 Education CODiE Award winners are some of the most innovative, high-impact education products out there,” said SIIA Karen Billings, Vice President and Managing Director of the ETIN-SIIA. “We congratulate all of this year’s CODiE Award winners, and thank them for the contributions they have made to the education industry.”

Winners were announced on May 5 during the Education Information Summit, at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Details about the winning products can be found at http://www.siia.net/codies/2015/winners.asp

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About n2y: n2y is a cloud-based special education publishing company based in Huron, Ohio. n2y’s special education products include news-2-you, a weekly current events newspaper, Unique Learning System, a standards-based curriculum, as well as SymbolStix, a dynamic symbol set. For additional information on n2y and its products, please visit http://www.n2y.com, e‐mail info@n2y.com or call (800) 697‐6575.

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE™ Awards were established in 1986 by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to celebrate the software and information industry’s finest products and services.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. The first round review of all nominees is conducted by media, publishing, and information services executives with considerable industry expertise, including members of the industry, analysts, media and bloggers, and bankers and investors. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

For more information about the SIIA CODiE Awards, visit: http://www.siia.net/codies

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit http://www.siia.net.

About ETIN
The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide educational software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the K-20 sector. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information on ETIN of SIIA, visit siia.net/etin.

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