National Geographic Learning and Nowa Era to Develop Polish Language Programs

Expanded partnership to include development of Polish language science and history programs for primary school with rich content and multi-media assets

Boston, MA, May 30, 2012 – National Geographic Learning, part of Cengage Learning and a provider of quality educational materials for the K-12, higher education, adult education and ELT markets, today announced the signing of an agreement with Nowa Era, a part of Sanoma, to expand their partnership to include the development of Polish language science and history programs for primary school. This agreement enables Nowa Era, the largest school publisher in Poland, to use National Geographic articles, photography, illustration and video in science and history programs for primary school in Poland and to carry the National Geographic Learning brand on those programs. Additionally, Nowa Era will begin publishing Explorer Magazine for the Polish primary school market. Explorer Magazine is one of the leading educational magazines in the United States education market.

Since 2009, Cengage Learning and Nowa Era have collaborated to produce English language learning materials for the Polish school market with great success. The newly expanded relationship will further leverage world-class National Geographic content and Nowa Era’s position in the Polish school market. Additionally, National Geographic Learning acquires the translation and adaptation rights to materials developed under this agreement for customers outside the Polish market.

“National Geographic Learning content brings science and history to life for students. Its great stories of exploration and discovery will help us to reflect the excitement and joy of learning, motivate students and bring them success.” said Magdalena Duszynska-Walczak, President of Nowa Era.

“This agreement enables us to bring compelling National Geographic content into classrooms in Poland through collaboration with a great partner, Nowa Era,” said Sean W. Wakely, executive vice president, Cengage Learning. Dennis Hogan, Executive Director of National Geographic Learning said, “Our goal is to prepare the future generation for success and to be better caretakers of the planet and each other. Our partnership with Nowa Era will help us enrich learning worldwide, as we will also adapt these materials for other markets.”

About Cengage Learning and National Geographic Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide.  National Geographic Learning, part of Cengage Learning, is a provider of quality core and supplemental educational materials for the K‐12, higher education and adult education markets. Cengage Learning and National Geographic Learning also distribute a variety of content from the National Geographic Society, including images, maps, videos and articles, to the academic and library markets worldwide. The company’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it.  For more information, visit www.cengage.com.

About Sanoma and Nowa Era
Sanoma Learning operates in fourteen countries and is a leading European provider of learning materials and solutions in print and digital format. It has also growing international business information and language services operations. Nowa Era, a part of Sanoma, is the leading school publisher in Poland, with a comprehensive range of product for all grades. For more information, visit:  www.nowaera.pl

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