Denver, Colo., August 16, 2007 — The Heller Reports, a QED company and leading provider of education market news and events, has announced that Carnegie Learning, Inc. is one of three finalists for the EdNET 2007 Impact Award. The Impact Award, now in its 15th year, is part of the prestigious EdNET Industry Awards program that recognizes organizations that have made important contributions through products and programs in the education industry in the past year.
This is the second consecutive year that Carnegie Learning has been nominated for the EdNET Impact Award.
Carnegie Learning math solutions are based on more than two decades of research at Carnegie Mellon University on how students think, learn, and apply new knowledge. The results of this research formed the foundation for the development of Carnegie Learning´s Cognitive Tutor® software. As a leading research-based math solution, Carnegie Learning´s middle and high school programs are being adopted by districts engaged in high school reform initiatives. In a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Learning is one of two math curriculum providers in the Chicago Public Schools, where the Company is focused on helping at-risk high school students succeed in math and advance to graduation. In addition, Carnegie Learning is involved in a five-year study, conducted by the RAND Corporation and funded through a $6 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education, to explore the effectiveness of Carnegie Learning´s technology-based mathematics curriculum in six regions of the country.
“Carnegie Learning math programs are research-based and deliver proven, measurable results,” said Dennis Ciccone, CEO of Carnegie Learning, Inc. “It is an honor to again be recognized by the Heller Reports for our unique approach to engaging middle and high school students to achieve success in math.”
A panel of leading education industry experts selected the finalists for the EdNET 2007 Industry Awards, which is sponsored by The Heller Reports and Quality Education Data (QED), a Scholastic company and leading provider of integrated marketing services for the pre-K through higher education markets.
“The organizations recognized as finalists this year embody the leadership and far-reaching thought that is so vital to the success of our nation´s students. The EdNET Awards recognize the hard work and dedication that these businesses have devoted to providing greater educational opportunities for all students,” said Michael Jay, president of Educational Systemics, the coordinators of this year´s Industry Awards Program.
“Today´s education business community is full of visionaries who are pushing themselves and their organizations to bring innovative new ways of educating today´s youth to market. The products, services and ideas represented by this year´s EdNET Industry Award finalists are exceptional. We´re honored to have the opportunity to showcase them at this year´s EdNET conference,” said Andy Lacy, general manager of QED.
Award winners will be announced on September 11, 2007, during the EdNET Conference in Chicago. For more information about the awards program, visit www.QEDDdata.com or phone 800-525-5811 X9421.
The EdNET Industry Awards program was created in 1992 to champion the efforts of progressive organizations helping to revitalize the nation´s educational system. The program has become a focal point of the EdNET Conference, the education market´s premier annual networking conference produced by The Heller Reports, a Quality Education Data company. The EdNET Conference brings together education executives, school administrators, and policymakers to network and build strategic business partnerships. The EdNET 2007 Conference will be in Chicago on Sept. 9-11. For more information about the EdNET Conference and awards program, visit www.QEDData.com or phone 800.525.5811, X 9421.
About Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning (www.carnegielearning.com) is a leading developer of core, full-year mathematics solutions as well as supplemental intervention applications for middle school, high school, and postsecondary students. The company´s Cognitive Tutor® is helping more than 475,000 students in more than 1300 school districts across the United States succeed in math by integrating interactive software sessions, text, and student-centered classroom lessons into a unique learning platform for Bridge to Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Integrated Math programs. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Learning was founded by cognitive science researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with veteran mathematics teachers.