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Open technology platform for grades K-12 recognized in the Best Cross-Curricular Solution category

HERNDON, Va., April 13, 2016 -- Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™) was named a finalist for its open technology platform PEAK™ in the 2016 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards, the premier awards for the software and information industries. PEAK is a finalist in the Best Cross-Curricular Solution category, which recognizes the best software tools for students, educators, or administrators that can be used in multiple curriculum areas in the PK-12 or postsecondary market.

"Our school and district partners love PEAK because it makes online and blended learning a personal and connected experience for students, teachers, and administrators," said Gregg Levin, General Manager of FuelEd. "Being a CODiE Awards finalist is an honor and a testament to the power of online and blended learning for students when they have the proper tools, content, instruction, and support in place."

The SIIA CODiE Awards have been recognizing product excellence for 30 years. PEAK was named as one of the 160 finalists across 29 education technology categories. This year's Education winners will be announced during a special live web announcement on May 18, 2016. The top honor of best overall educational product will be presented at Education Industry Symposium on July 26.

PEAK is FuelEd's open technology platform that features personalized dashboards with a unified view of each user's online program metrics, single click access to teacher and learner tools, and an interactive display of student progress and performance. Students can access and view all of their classes, as well as check their progress, their current grade average, recent assignments, and communicate with their teachers. When logging in as a teacher, administrator or mentor, the dashboard shows a snapshot of the entire school's or district's online program or courses. Users can see which students need attention, determine how many are on target and keep track of how they are performing. The platform also highlights data trends by class, student, or groups of students, thus allowing teachers and administrators to make data-driven decisions to benefit each individual student.

Further, PEAK Library, the platform's course customization tool, empowers teachers to differentiate instruction and improve student outcomes. FuelEd has integrated highly recognized and respected education content providers such as Khan Academy®and YouTube® Education into the PEAK Library. Teachers can use content from these third-party providers, FuelEd™ content, or teacher-authored content to quickly develop or customize assessments, lessons, or courses through a single, easy-to-use interface. In addition, PEAK enables teachers to conduct graded activities and to track student progress and engagement with the customized content, regardless of the source of the content.

"Every year the list of CODIE finalists is a case study of how the ed tech industry is using new technologies in combination with knowledge about how people learn to respond to customer needs. They're opening doors for learners of all ages," said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of ETIN.

PEAK received the eSchool News 2014–2015 Readers' Choice Award—an honor given to 50 of the best programs and services in PEAK received the eSchool News 2014–2015 Readers' Choice Award—an honor given to 50 of the best programs and services in educational technology as chosen by the publication's readers each year.

To learn more about the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards, visit www.siia.net/codie/About-the-Awards. To learn more about PEAK, visit getfueled.com/peak.

About SIIA

SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA's divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company. This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations. For more information, visit siia.net.

About ETIN

ETIN (the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA) is the leading voice for 200+ companies that provide software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PK-20 sector. ETIN drives growth and innovation within the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, government relations and critical ed tech market information. For more information, visit siia.net/etin.

About Fuel Education

Fuel Education™ partners with school districts to fuel personalized learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the classroom. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through 12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs. Its open, easy-to-use Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK™, enables teachers to customize courses using their own content, FuelEd courses and titles, third-party content, and open educational resources. Fuel Education offers the industry's largest catalog of K-12 digital curriculum, certified instruction, professional development, and educational services. FuelEd has helped more than 2,000 school districts to improve student outcomes and better serve diverse student populations. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.

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