Press Release

PR Contact:
Kristen Plemon
Account Executive
C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.

Michael Kritzman
School Town
netTrekker Contact:
Laura Hannah
Brand Marketing Manager
For Immediate Release
June 29, 2009
School Town and netTrekker Partner to Enhance 21st Century Learning Skills
School Town's Learning Environment Integrates with Educator-Selected Resources from netTrekker Empowering Teachers, Students and Parents

Cincinnati, OH, June 29, 2009 - School Town, an innovator in 21st Century learning skills for K-12 education, and netTrekker, a leader in the delivery of digital K-12 educational content, today launched a joint instructional solution that meets the challenges of 21st century learning. School Town's learning environment engages students, parents and teachers in personalized learning and is now -with a single login-fully integrated with netTrekker's contextually relevant, safe, and easy-to-use educational database of over 300,000 educator-selected digital resources.

Through the partnership, School Town and netTrekker empower teachers to deliver engaging personalized assignments, students to learn time management, collaboration and other 21st Century Skills, and parents to participate in their child's education.

School Town integrates netTrekker at the assignment level so educators can link to netTrekker's valuable database of educator-selected digital resources for specific assignments. Educators can easily link to any of netTrekker's tools such as "My Portfolio" or state or provincial standards aligned digital resource content with a single click. Assignments can be differentiated at both group and individual levels with straightforward tools that allow teachers to provide varying resources in a much easier, and less time-consuming manner than today's approaches provide.

Students can log into School Town to access the assignment and netTrekker resources from anywhere. School Town allows students to submit their assignment, safely interact with their teacher and securely collaborate with other students in their classroom. The partnership allows netTrekker to distribute School Town's platform and School Town to distribute netTrekker.

The integrated solution was conceived with leadership from the New York Public Schools department of education as part of their grant for 21st Century classrooms. Several New York City model schools have adopted the integrated educational resources of School Town and netTrekker.

About School Town
Founded in 2007, School Town is an innovative company serving K-12 education. School Town's 21st century learning environment improves student achievement, gives teachers more time and insight, and provides parent access to their child's performance. The platform was designed by K12 teachers to engage students in personalized learning and to keep parents informed. Students build technology literacy skills by using private and secure web2.0 tools as part of the extended classroom. School Town solutions deliver value in these important areas: technology literacy, resource integration, collaboration, organizational skills, personalized instruction, response to intervention, cyber-safety, online media storage and reduces paper consumption. School Town gives teachers more time, better insights, and allows individualized instruction. Ultimately, School Town helps students, teachers, and parents work together to improve every child's education. For more information please visit www.schooltown.net or call 312-543-9010.

About netTrekker

netTrekker is dedicated to enhancing the learning environment by providing highly effective technologies that deliver rich educational content to students and teachers in a safe, relevant, easy-to-use format. The netTrekker product portfolio includes educational search tool, netTrekker Search and personalized student workspace solution, igotta. netTrekker also provides solutions focused on professional development, global services and print-to-digital transition of education agencies and publishers. Founded in 1999, netTrekker is widely recognized as the first standards-based educational search tool and is currently serves millions of students and is present in over 18,000 K-12 public and private schools across U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.