Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 Common Core App Named an Official Honoree of the 16th Annual Webby Awards

BOSTON -- Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced its HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 Common Core App has been named an Official Honoree in the Experimental & Innovation category in the 16th Annual Webby Awards.  Presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and often described as the Academy Awards of the Internet, the Webby Awards honor excellence across a range of categories including Website, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, and Mobile & App. “Since their inception the Webby Awards have represented the best in digital innovation, and we’re proud to be among this year’s honorees,” said Linda K. Zecher, President and CEO, HMH.  “We are committed to innovating with the goal of inspiring passionate, curious learners, and this recognition validates our continued efforts.” HMH Fuse™: Algebra 1 Common Core, the world’s first-ever core math curriculum app for the Apple iPad®, engages students in ways that traditional education cannot. Using the iPad, students watch engaging video tutorials, swipe through pages, get hints and walk through complex problems at home or on the go. The revolutionary platform encourages the use of personalized lesson plans by combining direct instruction, ongoing support, assessment and intervention in one easy-to-use suite of tools.  Results of a yearlong pilot program at the Amelia Earhart Middle School in California's Riverside Unified School District were recently released, showing the significant impact the app had on students’ test scores and overall levels of math proficiency. For more information about HMH Fuse, visit http://www.hmheducation.com/fuse/. The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.  Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, The Webbys is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 1,000-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals. About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt With education products and services used by 57 million students throughout all 50 U.S. states and 120 countries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global education and learning company. One of the world’s largest providers of materials for pre-K–12 learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is leading the way with innovative solutions and approaches to the challenges facing education today. Through curricula excellence coupled with technology innovations and professional services, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt collaborates with school districts, administrators, teachers, parents and students, providing interactive, results-driven learning solutions. Its Educational Consulting Services group works to increase student achievement in underperforming schools by developing, implementing and supporting education transformation through sustained district partnerships. With origins dating back to 1832, the Company also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning literature for adults and young readers. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com.