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Orchard Learning Honored with BESSIE 2010 Award

St. Louis, Missouri, April 27, 2010 – Orchard Learning and its educational partner EdOptions, have been honored with six 2010 Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Awards. BESSIEs are awarded by ComputED Learning Center, San Diego’s leading computer education resource.

Orchard Learning has received the Upper Elementary Math award for Orchard Math 4-9 Software; best Multi-Subject Math and Language Arts for Orchard PreK Math and Language Arts Software; and best Multi-Level Assessment Web Site for Orchard Online Assessment.

The BESSIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and Web sites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers around the world. “We work very hard to offer the highest quality curriculum and delivery and it is a tremendous honor for both Orchard Learning and EdOptions to be recognized in such a wide variety of categories,” said Bill Edwards, Orchard Learning CEO.

EdOptions won best Middle School Language Arts Web Site for its English 6 course; best High School Algebra I Web Site for its Algebra I course; and best Multi-Level Multi-Subject Web Site for its comprehensive curriculum and content delivery system, Stars Suite®.

About Orchard Learning, Inc. (formerly Siboney Learning Group)
Orchard Learning is a publisher of award-winning educational software including Orchard Software™, its flagship product line, which provides targeted state standards-based instruction, assessment and data management for pre-K – 9 in reading, language arts, math, and science, and its sister program Orchard Online Assessment, online state curriculum and testing standards practice. Orchard Learning products also include PracticePlanet™, online test practice correlated to state testing standards; GAMCO™ Educational Software, single-title curriculum solutions; and Educational Activities Software™, software titles across the curriculum for middle school through adult learners. For more information, visit http://www.orchardlng.com/.

About Educational Options, Inc.
EdOptions™ is an award-winning education technology firm located in Arlington, Virginia. Its premier product, Stars Suite®, has served more than one million students nationwide and features 46 middle and high school courses as well as Web-based solutions for state test preparation, high school preparation and GED study. Other divisions include Blue Ridge International Academy™, a triple-accredited online high school designed to support both public and non-traditional educational institutions with rigorous curriculum, powerful Web-based technology, and certified-teacher support. For more information, visit http://www.edoptions.com/.

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