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LearningExpress Announces LearningExpress Library(TM) Version 2.0

-Job, career, and educational advancement made easier through improved navigation and new online resources-

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- With the current economic uncertainty and rising unemployment our nation is facing, LearningExpress offers some hope to the millions of Americans who must re-chart their future. Whether they are preparing for a new job or career, trying to obtain their GED to open more doors, or just wanting to improve their twenty-first century skills in order to excel in school or at work, LearningExpress is committed to assisting those individuals seeking greater opportunities. Today, the company announced the launch of Version 2.0 of its LearningExpress Library(TM) online learning platform, which will make it easier than ever to access over 770 online career and academic-oriented resources available on the platform.

Version 2.0, available in early February 2009, will boast a completely redesigned user interface including new topic-based Learning Centers which make accessing the desired online preparation courses, practice tests, and e- books simple and easy to use. In addition to the broad range of courses and practice tests currently available, LearningExpress plans to add certification preparation resources for careers in allied health care, plumbing, and air traffic control, among others, during 2009.

The LearningExpress Library(TM) online learning platform has helped millions of library patrons and students prepare for a wide range of career- oriented licensing and certification exams in health care, education, civil service, homeland security and more, as well as improve job skills such as creating a great resume, honing interviewing techniques, and improving business communications. The platform also has interactive tutorials to help users improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math, as well as prepare for high-stakes tests such as the GED, ACT, and SAT. The innovative platform includes self-paced interactive study, instant scoring, and diagnostic feedback, and can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.

"This release could not come at a better time, when more people than ever are turning to their libraries and schools for help in this troubled economy in search of career guidance and support. LearningExpress Library(TM) Version 2.0 will make it easier for users to obtain the skills and preparation they need to find the right job," says Barry Lippman, president and CEO of LearningExpress, LLC.

Currently, the LearningExpress Library(TM) online learning platform can accessed by patrons and students, free of charge, through more than 4,000 libraries and 15,000 colleges and schools across the country that subscribe to the service.

About LearningExpress

LearningExpress, LLC, founded in 1995, is a leading provider of print and online educational and professional assessment, test-preparation, and skill-building resources. LearningExpress' online platforms have a sweeping reach, accessible by a population of more than 130 million people through 4,000 libraries and 15,000 schools, preparing every level of learner -- from K-12 to college to adult -- for continual success. Visit LearningExpress at www.learningexpressllc.com.

SOURCE LearningExpress, LLC

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