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Students in Florida's Largest Districts to Engage with National Geographic Learning Texts this Fall

100,000 students in 12 districts to use Cengage Learning's NGL reading and language arts programs

BOSTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 100,000 middle and high school students in Florida will use learning materials from National Geographic Learning (NGL) when they return to school this Fall. The state's three largest school districts – Miami-Dade, Broward County and Hillsborough County – and nine other districts in the state, have adopted NGL's Inside and/or Edge reading and language arts programs.

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"I am happy to announce that the largest districts in Florida have selected our Inside and Edge reading products to engage and inspire their middle and high school students," said Vincent Grosso, senior vice president, National Geographic Learning. "Reading and language arts are core competencies that will help students in everyday life and these programs use the most engaging and relevant content available from the National Geographic Society to encourage critical thinking and improve learning results."

The Miami-Dade, Broward and Hillsborough County school districts have adopted both the Inside and Edge programs for the 2014-2015 school year. Inside and Edge are core reading and language arts programs designed for readers in grades 6-8 and 9-12, respectively. Inside is designed to help students achieve success on the Language Arts Florida Standards, while Edge was created to help prepare students for college and career success using National Geographic content and authentic, multicultural literature. 

"We are excited to begin this new school year with an array of new National Geographic Learning resources available to our students," said Dr. Sylvia Diaz, Assistant Superintendent, Miami-Dade School District. "We have vetted many resources, and believe that these reading and language arts programs that we have chosen from NGL are the best available to prepare our students for educational success."

NGL is an exclusive partnership between Cengage Learning and the National Geographic Society. The company believes that learning can be exciting, inspiring and transformational when students are engaged with their course materials. Many NGL products draw on the real-world accounts of National Geographic explorers, scientists, writers and photographers.

About Cengage Learning and National Geographic Learning 
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. National Geographic Learning, part of Cengage Learning, is a provider of quality core and supplemental educational materials for the PreK‐12, adult education and ELT markets. Cengage Learning and National Geographic Learning distribute a variety of content from the National Geographic Society to the academic and library markets worldwide. www.cengage.com www.ngl.cengage.com

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