Learning Today Chosen as Finalist for SIIA 2010 CODiE Awards

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Learning Today, Inc., announces that its Smart Tutor program has been selected as a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 25th Annual CODiE Awards for Best Instructional Solution for Special Needs Students.

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Smart Tutor was developed using the latest technology, research, and best practices in curriculum design as well as significant input from both district-level administrators and teachers in the classroom.

Learning Today, Inc., a Florida-based math and reading software publisher (http://www.learningtoday.com), announces that its Smart Tutor program has been selected as a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 25th Annual CODiE Awards for Best Instructional Solution for Special Needs Students.

“We are honored to have been selected as a finalist in the Best Instructional Solution for Special Needs category,” said Dale Baker, President and CEO of Learning Today. “This nomination is a validation of the quality of the product as well as confirmation that students with special needs respond and are motivated by an engaging learning experience. Many special needs educators have said that Smart Tutor is the learning tool that has been missing from their classrooms.”

“Smart Tutor was developed using the latest technology, research, and best practices in curriculum design as well as significant input from both district-level administrators and teachers in the classroom. This nomination demonstrates that a creative and passionate team can achieve meaningful results when they respond to the needs of their clients,” says Sukanti Husain, Vice President of Educational Technology at Learning Today, Inc.

The Best Instructional Solution for Special Needs Students category “awards the best instructional solution specifically designed to benefit students with unique educational needs, including those with physical or learning disabilities or those who are gifted and talented in preK-12 or postsecondary.”

"This is the twenty‐fifth year we have recognized excellence in the software, education and information industries through the CODiE Awards program," noted Ken Wasch, President of SIIA. "In this economic climate, companies are doing even more to innovate. Learning Today has demonstrated a commitment to innovation and quality that is reflected in their selection as a finalist for the CODiE Awards. I am pleased and proud to have them listed among the candidates, and I wish them the best in the final round of voting."

Now in its 25th year, the CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software and information industry. The CODiE Awards hold the distinction of being the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program, providing member companies with the opportunity to earn praise from their competitors.

Finalists move on to a second round of judging where member SIIA companies cast their votes for winners in each category. CODiE award winners in the software and education product category will be announced at a special CODiE Awards Dinner on May 25, 2010, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Smart Tutor is an award-winning program and LMS that helps students build critical elementary level reading and math skills. The research-based program provides placement assessment, individualized instruction, on-demand reporting, and is aligned to national and state standards. The program is used by schools and districts to provide instruction to At-Risk and Exceptional Students, including ESL and Special Needs students.

About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. 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 further information, visit Siia.net.

About Learning Today, Inc.

Learning Today, Inc. provides schools, school districts, and extended-day learning centers with web-based math and reading curriculum that supports instruction and targeted intervention. It also provides teachers with free materials of exceptional quality that they can access quickly and easily, including online interactive lessons, reading and math games, professional development resources, and printables for the classroom.

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