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Education.com Named AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

Leading website for parents selected as technology innovator in Digital Education for 2009

REDWOOD CITY, CA July 21, 2009Education.com, a leading web destination for parents of school-aged children,  today announced that it is a winner of the 2009 AlwaysOn Global 250 Award in the Digital Education category. The AlwaysOn Global 250 Award is given to private, emerging technology companies creating new business opportunities in high-growth markets. Education.com was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and customer traction.

“We’re thrilled to have been selected for the AlwaysOn Global 250 award and I congratulate the other companies we join on this year’s prestigious list of winners,” said Dr. Ronald Fortune, CEO of Education.com. “I’m grateful to the Education.com team for their extraordinary efforts over the last few years. They come to work every day with a commitment to make life better for parents and their kids and this kind of recognition helps affirm that we’re succeeding in this goal. We share the honor of this award with our partners and advertisers with whom we work to support parents’ participation in their children’s education."

Education.com and the other AlwaysOn Global 250 winners will be recognized at the AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford, taking place at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, on July 28-30. This two-and-a-half day executive conference is co-presented by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and will highlight the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. 

“It’s no secret that technology and innovation are vital to bringing our country out of economic recession,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The companies on this year’s list have not only created innovative technologies that solve real business problems, but have stimulated economic growth through the generation of new jobs. I congratulate every winner selected for this year’s award and wish them all tremendous success in the future.”

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among hundreds of technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2009 list. A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/32719

About Education.com:From kindergarten readiness to college prep, Education.com is the leading destination for involved parents. More than a million parents a month come to Education.com to get the information they need to support their children’s unique educational and developmental needs, and to find ideas for how to make learning more fun. The company has teamed up with leading universities, nonprofits, and research organizations to offer highly credible parenting, developmental, and educational information. The site also offers worksheets and activities, community resources, access to best-of-breed educational services, and SchoolFinder – a tool that gives parents comprehensive data on the nation’s 125,000 public, private and charter schools. Education.com was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms, Azure Capital Partners, TeleSoft Partners, and California Technology Ventures. For more information, please visit www.education.com

About AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, OnDC, GoingGreen East and West, Venture Summit East and West) and quarterly print “blogozine” by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, AlwaysOn is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants. please visit: http://alwayson.goingon.com