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Software Recognized Again for Excellence
MO, October 19, 2007 -- St. Louis-based
Siboney Learning Group's Orchard Gold Star Software has been
selected as a winner in Technology & Learning magazine's Award of Excellence program, which recognizes the "best
educational offerings" each year.
chosen to join the elite winners' circle from a field of over 120
entries, which were reviewed by a panel of more than 30
educator-judges. Susan McLester, editor-in-chief of Technology
& Learning, noted that Award of Excellence winners for 2007
exhibit a practicality and usability that "reflect an impressive
effort by publishers to respond to the real needs of
the amount of research and thought that schools devote to
investing in effective instructional resources," said Siboney
Learning Group President Bill Edwards. "Orchard Software is a
proven, comprehensive solution that addresses the day-to-day
concerns of today's schools, and we're proud to congratulate Orchard
customers on their careful choice of a product that has been
recognized as an education industry leader."
Learning's Award of Excellence is the fourth in a series of
awards that Orchard has garnered in 2007, beginning with the
selection as a finalist for a CODiE Award from the Software &
Information Industry Association (SIIA) in January. Orchard's
Language Arts 7-9 Bundle won the ComputEd Learning Center's Best
Educational Software (BESSIE) Award for middle school language arts
in May. In July, Orchard received the Association of Educational
Publishers' Golden Lamp Award for Technology.
evidence daily of Orchard's effectiveness in meeting a variety of
real instructional needs," said Edwards. "It's rewarding to
receive this level of recognition for our emphasis on quality and
depth in our products."
Orchard is a comprehensive software
solution designed to supplement regular classroom instruction and to
help schools meet AYP goals in K-9 math, reading, writing, English
language arts, and science. Orchard's state standards-based
formative and benchmark assessments, its targeted, motivating
instruction, and its qualitative data reporting feature make it the
choice of educators in more than 8,000 schools serving over 4
million students across the United States. To learn more about
Orchard, go to www.orchardsoftware.com.
About Technology & Learning and the Awards of Excellence
The combined media of the Technology &
Learning Network together comprise a full-spectrum education
technology resource for administrators, technology professionals,
and teachers. For the last quarter century, the highly respected
Awards of Excellence program has been recognizing outstanding ed
tech curriculum products--both "best of breed" and creative new
offerings--that help educators in the business of teaching, training
and managing with technology. For more information, go to http://www.techlearning.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, visit http://www.siboneylearninggroup.com.