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Press Release: ITSLEARNING ANNOUNCED AS FINALIST IN THE 2014 REVERE AWARDS

Annual Program Recognizes Excellent Educational Resources

Boston – May 8, 2014 — itslearning (www.itslearning.net), the groundbreaking learning management system, has been selected as a finalist in the Innovation category of the 2014 REVERE Awards program. Presented by the PreK-12 Learning Group, a new division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the winners will be announced at the REVERE Awards Gala on June 4 in Washington, D.C. The event takes place in conjunction with Content in Context, the Learning Group’s annual conference for the preK-12 learning resource industry.

REVERE Awards entries are subject to a rigorous judging process consisting of three rounds of review by teachers and leading experts throughout the industry. Three key principles – quality content, age appropriateness and innovation – drive the judging criteria and evaluation process. View the quality benchmarks established by the Learning Group.

“Being designated as an Innovation finalist affirms that itlsearning is leading the transformation of how personalized learning is delivered to the Net generation,” said Travis Willard, CEO, itslearning. “We’re setting the education market on a trajectory that successfully engages learners and enhances the effectiveness of instruction by providing them with the tools that truly will change the face of education as we know it for this next generation of learners.”

Designed specifically for the K-12 sector, itslearning is a leading, cloud-based learning management system that enables teachers to more effectively personalize and deliver instruction while engaging today’s “digitally wired” students anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Today, more than 4 million educators, students and parents worldwide are using the innovative solution. The media-rich learning platform’s seamless integration with existing school and district systems creates a user-friendly interface that gives teachers a way to share instructional resources, assessments, assignments and activities with students and parents via personalized dashboards. At the same time, students have the power to decide how they learn as the solution automatically adapts to support learning styles that offer the best opportunities for success. A proprietary “standards mastery and recommendation engine” facilitates remediation, acceleration and review by automating the recommendation of resources and activities based upon standards mastery assessments. The recommendations are also tailored specifically to the individual learning styles of each student – regardless of age, ability level, interests or special requirements.

Formerly known as the AEP Awards program, the awards event was established by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and continues a decades-long tradition of honoring excellence across all resources for preK-12 and adult learners, educators, and administrators. Hundreds of entries are submitted each year, which include print materials, digital learning tools, professional development curricula, and a wide range of periodicals, but only the top quarter become finalists. View the full lists of all REVERE Award finalists.
The REVERE Awards include The Distinguished Achievement Awards, The Innovation Awards, The Golden Lamps and a new competition called Beyond the Classroom. More information about the individual awards is available at www.REVEREAwards.org.

About itslearning, Inc.
Established in 1999, itslearning is a cloud-based K-12 learning management system designed to make teaching easier, learning more engaging, and parent involvement more effective and efficient. Headquartered in Bergen, Norway, itslearning has offices in Boston, Atlanta, London, Birmingham, Berlin, Paris, Mulhouse, Malmo, and Enscheda. For more information, visit http://www.itslearning.net.

About the REVERE Awards
The REVERE Awards program, presented by the PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers, is the most prestigious and comprehensive recognition program in the learning resource community. Honoring excellence across all resources for preK-12 and adult learners, educators, and administrators, the program includes The Distinguished Achievement Awards, The Innovation Awards, The Golden Lamps, and Beyond the Classroom. The REVERE’s wide range of categories welcome all types of materials in any media and for any educational setting. Publishing houses, nonprofit organizations, museums and cultural centers, technology firms, schools, colleges, and research societies have received awards from this program since it was founded in 1967. Read more at www.REVEREAwards.org.

About the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group
A division within the Association of American Publishers, the PreK-12 Learning Group serves its diverse membership by providing valuable resources and industry intelligence; fostering a fair, competitive and robust market; and encouraging the development of professional, quality content for teaching and learning. The Learning Group engages state, local, and federal policy leaders on such issues as funding, curriculum, testing, and literacy, and also organizes events, awards, and programs to support professionals at all levels. In 2013, the School Division of the AAP merged with the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) to form the PreK-12 Learning Group, which combines AAP’s proven strengths in advocacy and legal affairs with AEP’s successful programs for the benefit of its members. Read more at www.AEPweb.org.

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