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Kurzweil 3000-firefly Receives Honorable Mention from eSchoolMedia as a Best Ed-tech Product for Schools

September 5, 2012

NATICK, Mass., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Kurzweil 3000(®)-firefly by Kurzweil Educational Systems received an Honorable Mention in the 2012-13 Reader’s Choice Awards sponsored by eSchoolMedia, the parent organization of eSchoolNews, eCampusNews, and eClassroomNews. The winning products were chosen after 1300 readers submitted their top choices for products that made the greatest impact on their schools.

Kurzweil 3000-firefly is a text-to-speech based technology solution that enables struggling readers to learn at grade level. Research has shown Kurzweil 3000 to be particularly appropriate for students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, those who require reading intervention, and English Language Learners (ELL). The recently released firefly iPad(®) app works in concert with Kurzweil 3000-firefly to provide mobile access to digital text.

“We are excited about the latest innovations which make Kurzweil 3000-firefly a uniquely powerful product for the individuals we serve. Knowing that the eSchoolMedia readership shares that excitement is encouraging, and we are honored by this recognition,” says Alex Saltonstall, general manager, Kurzweil Educational Systems and IntelliTools.

For more information about Kurzweil 3000-firefly and the new firefly iPad app, go to http://www.kurzweiledu.com.

About Kurzweil Educational Systems
Kurzweil Educational Systems® is the leader in assistive technology, text-to-speech software literacy solutions serving the needs of the nation’s most challenged students, including individuals with special needs and learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder or those who are English Language Learners for over 30 years. Driven by the vision to serve the needs of the nation’s most challenged learners and enabling students to reach their full potential Kurzweil provides complete reading, study skill, and writing support for students grades 3-college and adults with academic challenges and/or who are blind or visually impaired. Kurzweil Educational Systems is part of the Cambium Learning Technologies group. www.kurzweiledu.com

About Cambium Learning Technologies
Cambium Learning Technologies designs and publishes instructional technology for students in general and special education ranging from Pre-K to Adult, including four- industry leading brands: Learning A-Z, ExploreLearning, Kurzweil Educational Systems and IntelliTools. Cambium Learning Technologies is a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. [NASDAQ: ABCD] based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.cambiumtech.com.

About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
Cambium Learning® Group (Nasdaq: ABCD) is the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. The company is comprised of three business units: Voyager Learning provides comprehensive print and online intervention solutions, professional development, and school turnaround offerings and includes Lincoln National Academy, Class.com, and Voyager Education Services; Sopris Learning is known for supplemental solutions, including assessment, supplemental intervention, positive behavior supports and professional development; and Cambium Learning Technologies develops instructional and assistive technology and represents IntelliTools®, Kurzweil Educational Systems®, Learning A-Z, and ExploreLearning. Cambium Learning Group is committed to providing evidence-based support and expert professional services to empower educators and raise the achievement levels of all students. Learn more at www.cambiumlearning.com.

    Media Contact:                   Investor Contact:
    Debby Frohbieter                 Chris Cleveland
    Marketing Coordinator            Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
    Kurzweil Educational Systems     214.932.9474
    IntelliTools                     chris.cleveland@cambiumlearning.com

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