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Orchard Software Named
Finalist in 2007 Golden Lamp Awards
, April 3, 2007 -- Siboney
Learning Group is proud to announce that its flagship software, Orchard
Gold Star, has been named a finalist in the Technology category of the
Association of Educational Publishers' 2007 Golden Lamp Awards.
The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) presents the
Golden Lamp Award each year to just four recipients--those judged to be the
"best of the best" in four categories: Periodicals, Books,
Technology, and Instructional Materials. "Publishing professionals,
educators, and librarians recognize winners as providing the most outstanding
materials for learning," according to AEP officials, who call the
Golden Lamp Award the "most prestigious award in the field of
The Golden Lamp Awards are in their 40th year. Each entry is
judged not only on the quality of its content and design but also on the
extent to which it fulfills its educational mission. A total of 125 entries
were submitted for judging in the 2007 awards, including 38 in the
Technology category. Winners will be announced June 12, 2007 at the AEP's
Awards Banquet and Gala in
"We are delighted that Orchard Gold
Star received this level of distinction," said
, President of Siboney Learning Group.
"Orchard is a superior product, and to have it recognized as such by
industry peers and experts is very gratifying, especially considering the
quality of products entered in the AEP awards competition."
Orchard's selection as a 2007 Golden Lamp
Award finalist is the most recent in a growing list of accolades. Orchard
Gold Star was also chosen as a "Best Education Solution"
finalist in the 2007 SIIA CODiE Awards. Honors in previous years include
2005 Eddie Awards in language arts and math from
and a 2003 AEP
Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing for
Orchard math programs.
About the Association of Educational
Founded in 1895, the Association of
Educational Publishers (AEP) is a non-profit organization devoted to
serving and advancing the supplemental educational publishing industry
through research and information, market opportunities, government
relations, professional development and networking events. With the rapid
growth of new educational technologies, AEP members are at the forefront of
delivering progressive educational products and services that address
individual learning needs and differences. For more information, visit AEP
online at www.aepweb.org.
About Orchard Software
Orchard Software provides standards-based
assessments and automatic targeted assignments. With more than 150 Skill
Trees covering over 5,000 lessons, Orchard is designed to ensure that
students are working on the specific skills 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
Siboney 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.