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Orchard Software named "Best Education Solution" finalist in
MO, January 16, 2007 -- Siboney Learning Group proudly announces that
Orchard Gold Star is a finalist for "Best Education Solution" in the
Software & Information Industry Association's 22nd annual CODiE
Awards. This is the second consecutive year that one of Siboney
Learning Group's products has been named a finalist.
CODiE finalists represent real winners, even at this stage of the
contest," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "Competition is fiercer than
ever, and that makes selection as a CODiE finalist a major
achievement. All the companies on this year's list should feel
justifiably proud of their recognition."
1986 as the Excellence in Software Awards, the CODiE Awards celebrate
outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital
information, and education technology industries. This year, more than
1,200 nominations were submitted by over 600 companies, breaking the
record set in the 2006 awards.
of the most prestigious awards programs, the CODiE Awards are the only
peer-recognition program of its kind. The CODiE Awards finalists were
selected by over 219 judges who work in the technology industry, such
as software and information industry trade journalists, national
technology writers and analysts, and education technology specialists.
The final round of judging will be conducted by members of
"It is an
honor to be named a finalist in the 2007 CODiE Awards," said Bill
Edwards, President of Siboney Learning Group. "When one considers the
number of outstanding companies that competed, along with the
stringent judging process, becoming a finalist speaks volumes about
Orchard Gold Star's targeted instruction, assessment, and data
Software has received several industry awards over the years,
including two 2005 Eddie Awards from ComputED Learning Center for
Orchard language arts and math programs and a 2003 Distinguished
Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing from the
Association of Educational Publishers for Orchard math
& Information Industry Association (SIIA) 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 more than 800 leading software and information companies. For
further information, visit www.siia.net.
About Orchard Software
Software provides standards-based assessments, automatic targeted
assignments, and data-driven management. With more than 150 programs
covering over 5,000 skills, Orchard is designed to ensure that
students are working on the specific lessons they need in order to
master the challenging academic standards and learning objectives
established by their school districts. To learn more, go to www.orchardsoftware.com.
About Siboney Learning Group
Learning Group is a dynamic developer, publisher, integrator, and
provider of comprehensive and motivational educational software.
Orchard is one of several product lines offered by Siboney, including
Educational Activities Software, Journey, and Gamco. For more
information, go to www.siboneylearninggroup.com.