PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) has approved Carnegie Learning® Common Core Math Programs for implementation in the state through 2018. The approved list of curricula provides an array of core/basal and supplementary instructional materials for purchase by school districts using state education funds with the goal to enhance the delivery of instruction that will support student proficiency in meeting New Mexico state standards. The Carnegie Learning Middle School Math Series, courses 1-3 for grades 6, 7 and 8, and Algebra I Common Core curricula offer a unique blended solution of textbooks and software that delivers highly personalized instruction to support students of varied skill levels as both a core and a supplemental intervention solution. Instructional materials on the approved list are reviewed and formally adopted by the Public Education Department for purchase by New Mexico school districts using state education funds. In addition, Carnegie Learning Professional Development Services support Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice by preparing New Mexico teachers for classroom instruction that deepens student content knowledge, promotes problem-solving, and encourages students to reflect on their thinking and consolidate new mathematical ideas. New Mexico is one of 45 states and the District of Columbia embracing Common Core with the goal to prepare all students for college and careers in the 21 st century. New Mexico's education leadership was actively involved in drafting Common Core alongside the National Governor's Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The state was among the first to begin implementing new CCSS-aligned curricula in the 2011-12 school year. Based on more than 20 years of research and third-party evaluation, Carnegie Learning curricula and professional development support for teachers are currently adopted in fifteen of 20 curricula adoption states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia. About Carnegie Learning, Inc. ( www.carnegielearning.com) Carnegie Learning is a publisher of innovative, research-based mathematics software and textbooks for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Providing differentiated instruction in schools across the United States, Carnegie Learning is helping students to succeed in math as a gateway to graduation, college, and the 21st century workforce. Carnegie Learning, located in Pittsburgh, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) and is the sole source provider of Cognitive Tutor® and MATHia® software for students in grades 6-12. About Apollo Group, Inc. ( www.apollo.edu) Apollo Group is one of the world's largest private education providers and has been in the education business for approximately 40 years. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries: University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, Institute for Professional Development and College for Financial Planning. The Company offers programs and services throughout the United States and in Latin America and Europe, as well as online throughout the world. For more information about Apollo Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, call (800) 990-APOL or visit the Company's website at www.apollogrp.edu. SOURCE Carnegie Learning, Inc.