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Knowledge Kids Network Adds New Special Education Content to KidsEdge.com Through Partnerships With SchwabLearning and LD OnLine.



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LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2000

Knowledge Kids Network (KKN KKN Kirkenes, Norway - Hoeyburtmoen (Airport Code) ), a Knowledge Universe (www.knowledgeu.com) company offering media-based products and services to children, their families, and teachers, today announced further growth of its partner-based resources with the addition of SchwabLearning and LD OnLine.

Both partners will contribute quality special needs educational content to KidsEdge.com, a family Internet destination providing personalized learning for kids, and feedback and tools for the adults who guide their development. The organizations will offer specialized advice and resources on KidsEdge.com's family sites, ParentsEdge.com and GrandparentsEdge.com, in an effort to empower and inspire parents and grandparents grandparents nplabuelos mpl

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 with new tools to meet the everyday challenges and joys of special needs children.

"KidsEdge recognizes the value of trusted informational resources for all families," said Sarina Simon, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Knowledge Kids Network. "Therefore, we continually develop important partnerships, such as with SchwabLearning and LD OnLine, that leverage the knowledge and specialties of industry experts and organizations to add to the quality content of our family of sites."

SchwabLearning (www.schwablearning.org) is the program area of the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation that is dedicated to helping kids with learning differences be successful in learning and life. It is the major program area of the Foundation established and funded by discount brokerage A discount brokerage is a business that charges clients significantly lower fees than traditional brokerages, typically offering comparatively fewer services and/or advice.  pioneer Charles R. Schwab
For the founder of Bethlehem Steel, see Charles M. Schwab.


Charles Robert Schwab, Jr. (born July 29, 1937) is the founder and CEO of the Charles Schwab Corporation.
 and his wife, Helen O'Neill Schwab. With more than a decade of service in the field of learning differences, SchwabLearning understands how LD impacts a parent's life and recognizes the needs that arise as a result. It addresses those needs through reliable, research-based information and guidance delivered in an online environment of compassion and community. The site's content, developed by educators, child development specialists and experienced "LD parents," is designed especially for parents of children who are newly identified as having a learning difference. Through KidsEdge.com, SchwabLearning will provide a parent's "guide" to the unfamiliar landscape of learning differences and disabilities.

LD OnLine (www.ldonline.com) is an interactive online guide to learning disabilities that will offer an array of information on KidsEdge.com, including articles from leading experts. LD OnLine, widely regarded as the foremost Web site in its field, won the Clarion Award The Clarion Award is an American award for excellence in communications. It is administered by the Association for Women in Communications, but both men and women are eligible. It was started in 1972.  as the best non-profit Web site in the country. USA Today USA Today

National U.S. daily general-interest newspaper, the first of its kind. Launched in 1982 by Allen Neuharth, head of the Gannett newspaper chain, it reached a circulation of one million within a year and surpassed two million in the 1990s.
 has called the site "a very nicely organized, information-packed resource ... the kind of resource that's a natural for the Net." LD OnLine is a service of WETA WETA Western Tanager (bird species Piranga ludoviciana)
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WETA Website of Excellence in Tourism Award
WETA Waikato Environment for Text Analysis
WETA Washington Educational Television Authority
, the public broadcasting public broadcasting: see broadcasting.  station in Washington, D.C. LD OnLine is the official Web Site of The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities.

About Knowledge Kids Network

Knowledge Kids Network, headquartered in Los Angeles, is a Knowledge Universe (www.knowledgeu.com) company that provides media-based educational products and services to kids and their families. The company's first product is KidsEdge.com, a new Internet destination for families with children ages 3-10, which provides individualized in·di·vid·u·al·ize  
tr.v. in·di·vid·u·al·ized, in·di·vid·u·al·iz·ing, in·di·vid·u·al·iz·es
1. To give individuality to.

2. To consider or treat individually; particularize.

3.
 learning experiences for kids, plus ongoing feedback and guidance for the adults who nurture their development. KidsEdge.com is composed of four interconnected, complementary sites, with kids at the center. The kids' area features more than 100 fun and age-appropriate activities, plus a comprehensive rewards program that motivates learning. The support communities (ParentsEdge.com, GrandparentsEdge.com and TeachersEdge.com) offer expert advice, resources and tools such as "My Family at a Glance," the proprietary reporting feature that provides feedback on each child's learning progress and recommendations for skill-building activities and products. KidsEdge.com's curriculum and content are based on the guidance of leading authorities in education and education technology, as well as key state standards from around the nation. Additionally, KidsEdge.com will soon introduce NextSchool(TM), a fee-based, proprietary line of adaptive learning programs. The first NextSchool product will be a phonics-based reading program.

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