Voyager Sopris Learning's LETRS Professional Development Solution Selected By Caddo Parish Public Schools In Shreveport, La.

DALLAS, Nov. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Voyager Sopris Learning ® announced today their LETRS ® professional development solution, which offers a decade of demonstrated success focusing on raising preK-12 literacy achievement for all learners, has been selected by Caddo Parish Public Schools as part of the Shreveport, La.-based district's multi-year plan to improve the reading skills of its K-3 students.

LETRS ( Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling), authored by Louisa Moats, Ed.D., provides educators with deep foundational knowledge necessary to understand how students learn to read, write and spell, and lends unique insight into why some of them struggle.

LETRS has been implemented in 38 of the district's elementary schools to significantly boost students' reading levels, according to Dr. Carolyn Gore of Caddo Parish Public Schools. Dr. Gore, who has been the district's literacy coach for the past 12 years, said the LETRS-based training of K-3 teachers will continue through the school year.

"What LETRS author Dr. Louisa Moats says makes absolutely perfect sense to me. I trust her work and what she's trying to do to take teachers to a deeper understanding of the process of learning to read," Dr. Gore said. "Our district is not performing at a level where it needs to be, which is why we've implemented our five-year plan. Our teachers are really pleased to be able to get this real-world, relevant professional development training."

"This is all about boosting students' literacy achievement," said Jeffrey A. Elliott, President, Voyager Sopris Learning. "The skills the Caddo Parish teachers learn in our professional development training can be taken back to the classroom and implemented immediately."

"We look forward to following the literacy gains and progress at Caddo Parish Public Schools, and applaud them for taking the important step of helping their instructors become better teachers," Elliott continued. "By helping students develop improved reading skills and concept mastery, these educators are giving their students a better chance at success in all academic areas—and a brighter future."

For more information on Voyager Sopris Learning, visit www.voyagersopris.com.

About Voyager Sopris LearningVoyager Sopris Learning ® is an education partner committed to unlocking the full potential of every teacher and every student. We believe that the best way to meet and exceed standards in education is to address the underlying systems of teaching and learning, and to nurture those systems at their most fundamental levels. Our suite of instructional and service solutions is based not only in research but also in real classroom evidence, ensuring that every solution is as easy-to-implement and teacher-friendly as it is effective. We offer a variety of digital and blended instructional tools and assessments, as well as professional development and school improvement services, all of which are designed to help every teacher deliver nothing short of the highest-quality instruction to every student. Voyager Sopris Learning is a business unit of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABCD), based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit  www.voyagersopris.com.

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About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.Cambium Learning ® Group is a leading educational solutions and services company committed to helping all students reach their full potential. Cambium Learning accomplishes this goal by providing evidence-based solutions and expert professional services to empower educators and raise the achievement levels of all students. The company is composed of four business units: Learning A-Z ® ( www.learninga-z.com), ExploreLearning ® ( www.explorelearning.com), Kurzweil Education ® ( www.kurzweiledu.com), and Voyager Sopris Learning ® ( www.voyagersopris.com). Together, these business units provide breakthrough technology solutions for online learning and professional support; best-in-class intervention and supplemental instructional materials; gold-standard professional development and school-improvement services; valid and reliable assessments; and proven materials to support a positive and safe school environment. Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABCD), is based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.cambiumlearning.com.

Media ContactsVoyager Sopris Learning, Inc.Ileana Rowe, Vice President of MarketingCell: 503.810.5183 ileana.rowe@voyagersopris.comDoug Thompson, Thompson Drake Public RelationsOffice: 541.322.9345 Cell: 541.419.4471 doug@thompsondrake.comInvestor Contact Cambium Learning Group, Inc. Barbara Benson, CFO investorrelations@cambiumlearning.com

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