PITTSBURGH, Pa., February 12, 2007 — Apangea Learning, a leading provider of cost-effective differentiated instruction, announced plans to role out its SmartHelp intelligent tutoring system throughout the United States for as little as $50.00 a year per student. Students have achieved multiple quartile gains on standardized assessment exams using the SmartHelp tutoring program.

The SmartHelp tutoring solution provides differentiated instruction for every student via a unique integration of its intelligent tutoring system and live one-on-one human tutors. This latest version of SmartHelp is also consistent with English Language Learning (ELL) best practices. Students have the option of receiving online support in one of eight languages.

Moving away from traditional models, the $50 per student per year pricing plan is consistent with the movement toward Software as a Service (SaaS). This cost includes the virtual and live tutors, Web-based training, customer support, implementation, program updates, teacher resource guide and virtual teacher coach.

"We have seen many industries move towards the SaaS model. Apangea Learning is leading the way for education. As a result, the $50 per student pricing model will directly benefit school districts across the United States and allow more allow more students to get the help they need," explained Apangea Learning CEO Louis Piconi.

About Apangea Learning: Apangea Learning is setting a new standard in the way students learn. The company´s groundbreaking SmartHelp tutoring solution enables students to dramatically improve achievement, at the most cost-effective price. SmartHelp provides differentiated instruction for every student via a unique integration of its intelligent tutoring system and live one-on-one human tutors. Apangea Learning´s solutions are based on one of the world´s largest bodies of cognitive research. It utilizes innovative Web-based technology that engages students and teaches fundamental problem-solving skills. Visit Apangea Learning on the Web at www.apangealearning.com.

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