The Social Express Wins a 2014 ON for Learning Award from Common Sense Media

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 Award ceremony in San Francisco on March 20th will celebrate the year’s best in kids’ digital media products designed to educate and engage

ENCINITAS, CA —March 20, 2014-– The Social Express has received a 2014 ON for Learning Award from Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit dedicated to helping kids thrive with media and technology. The Social Express is one of just 55 apps, games and websites to be recognized for earning the highest learning rating from Common Sense Media this year.

“At The Language Express, we strive to create social skills learning programs that kids will love and that parents can feel good about,” said Marc Zimmerman, CEO/Founder. “We’re honored to receive this award from Common Sense Media for The Social Express and we will continue to work to make the highest quality online social learning programs for kids that we can.”

“Our learning ratings are the most comprehensive tool parents and teachers have to distinguish digital media that is truly educational from those that simply claim to be,” said James P. Steyer, Founder and CEO of Common Sense Media. “The ON for Learning Award recipients have set themselves apart from the pack. We congratulate The Social Express for receiving this award and for creating a terrific online social learning program that helps kids learn and have fun, too.”

Common Sense Media’s learning ratings are based on a five point scale that evaluates how engaging the product is, and how it supports learning. All products are rated and reviewed for core academic content like reading, math, and science, as well as deeper learning and social skills such as critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. The learning ratings initiative is made possible through a partnership with SCE (www.scefdn.com), a foundation from Susan Crown.

The ON for Learning Awards celebration at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco brings together developers, investors, and other stakeholders who are committed to creating high-quality digital learning media for kids. Follow the event on Twitter with the hashtag #ONforLearning.

Common Sense Media’s full rating and review of The Social Express is here. For more information about The Social Express, visit The Social Express/How it works. To learn more about Common Sense Media’s learning ratings, visit www.commonsense.org/learning-ratings. To attend the ON for Learning Awards event as press, please use the contact information below.

About The Language Express
Launched in 2011, The Social Express is an interactive program that supports social and emotional learning for students struggling with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), ADHD, and other social learning challenges.  Available to schools, professionals, and parents, the award-winning online program teaches users how to think about and manage social situations, helping them to develop meaningful social relationships and succeed in life. For more information visit http://www.TheSocialExpress.com

About Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. We exist because our kids are growing up in a culture that profoundly impacts their physical, social, and emotional well-being. We provide families with the advice and media reviews they need in order to make the best choices for their children. Through our education programs and policy efforts, Common Sense Media empowers parents, educators, and young people to become knowledgeable and responsible digital citizens. For more information, go to: www.commonsense.org.

Press Contacts:
Cynthia Trevino
The Social Express
cynthia@thesocialexpress.com

Crista Sumanik
Common Sense Media
csumanik@commonsense.org