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PracticePlanet’s Online Math Software Honored with the 2008 Association of Educational Publishers’ Award

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 24, 2008 -- St. Louis-based Siboney Learning Group’s online curriculum practice program, PracticePlanet, has been named the winner of the Association of Educational Publishers’ 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award in the K-5 math curriculum website category.

“PracticePlanet’s mission is to enable educators to easily prepare students for the math and language arts skills they will encounter on state tests,” said Bill Edwards, president of Siboney Learning Group. “We are honored that our quality online curriculum and test practice program is recognized by the industry as a leader in helping students succeed.” Edwards accepted the award at the AEP Awards Banquet on June 6 in Washington, D.C.

PracticePlanet assesses student mastery of both math and language arts state standards-based skills and provides targeted practice in areas that need remediation. The online skill practice program provides immediate feedback and motivating reward games that keep students engaged. Teachers, students and parents may easily monitor progress along the way. PracticePlanet is designed to continually refresh skills that will be assessed on state tests, and help improve test scores.

About the Association of Educational Publishers and the Distinguished Achievement Awards
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.

The Distinguished Achievement Awards recognize the best educational materials within subject categories and by audience. All products submitted undergo a rigorous judging process by highly qualified individuals who are experts in their respective areas. Entries are judged in a school and classroom setting. For more information, visit AEP online at

About Siboney Learning Group
Siboney Learning Group is a dynamic developer, publisher, integrator, and provider of comprehensive and motivational educational software. PracticePlanet is the newest in a group of Siboney product lines that includes Orchard Software, Educational Activities Software, Journey, and Gamco. To learn more about PracticePlanet, go to For additional information about Siboney Learning Group, go to

PracticePlanetTM was developed by Siboney Learning Group, publisher of Orchard Software, in partnership with Edumatics Corporation. PracticePlanetTM is a trademark of Siboney Learning Group.