Voyager Sopris Learning's We Can Early Learning Curriculum Approved by Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development

Posted on Sep 17, 2014

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Voyager Sopris Learning® announced today that the State of Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development has recognized the We Can Early Learning Curriculum as an approved curriculum for PreK and Early Learning programs.Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

After review by the Governor's Office, We Can has been recognized as a research-based curriculum that is aligned with the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards. With this distinction, We Can has been included on the Illinois State Board of Education Preschool for All scoring rubric list.

Developed by Vicki Gibson, Ph.D., We Can is a proven prekindergarten and early learning solution that prepares all children for academic success. The robust, multidisciplinary curriculum provides a clear road map for early learning success—featuring easy-to-implement lesson plans, a wide range of innovative and technology-enhanced learning tools, embedded differentiation, and a comprehensive classroom management system.

We Can is built to address key literacy and numeracy skills defined in the Common Core and other state standards for kindergarten and delivers instruction and practice to support learning in all early childhood domains.

"Common Core readiness is more important now than ever, and a good foundation can help students achieve greater success in the future," said George Logue, president of Voyager Sopris Learning. "We are committed to helping students prepare for success in school and beyond, which is why the We Can program was built to address foundational skills and standards for kindergarten."

We Can has a history of success. A five-year study has revealed a dramatic decrease in special education referrals for both language arts (from 24% to 4%) and math (from 28% to 9%)— resulting in a savings of more than $1.75 million. We Can is also closing the achievement gap between schools most and least impacted by poverty with students continuing to demonstrate academic gains over time. View complete results from this study athttp://www.voyagersopris.com/curriculum/subject/literacy/we-can-early-learning-curriculum/research-results.

Voyager Sopris Learning is proud to be able to provide Illinois schools with high-quality prekindergarten instruction in early literacy, numeracy, prewriting, content areas, oral language development, and American Sign Language. This multidisciplinary curriculum builds the foundation for success in kindergarten and beyond.

For more information on the We Can Early Learning Curriculum, visit www.voyagersopris.com/wecan or call 800.547.6747.

About Voyager Sopris Learning
Voyager Sopris Learning™ is committed to partnering with school districts to overcome obstacles that students, teachers, and school leaders face every day. The suite of instructional and service solutions we provide is not only research based, but also evidence based—proven to increase student achievement and educator effectiveness. Our solutions have been fully tested in the classroom, ensuring that they are easy to implement and teacher friendly. They are innovative, both in overall instructional approach and in the strategic use of technology in blended and 100% online solutions, and they are supported by an unparalleled commitment to build local capacity for sustained success. With a comprehensive suite of instructional resources, we provide the best-in-class assessments, professional development and school-improvement services, literacy and math instructional tools—both comprehensive intervention and supplemental—and resources to build a positive school climate. Voyager Sopris Learning is a member of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD), based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.voyagersopris.com.

Media Contact: 
Sandy Rothstein
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
800.547.6747
sandy.rothstein@voyagersopris.com

Investor Contact:
Barbara Benson
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
investorrelations@cambiumlearning.com

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