BURNSVILLE, MN, March 9, 2000 - Sagebrush Corporation, developer of the Ednow.com site, today announced that education professionals can now find information, products, and services on the Internet directly from the Ednow.com Internet portal through Ask Jeeves (Nasdaq: ASKJ) at Ask.com.
Ednow.com is an Internet portal designed to serve as an online education center exclusively for K-12 teachers, librarians, administrators, and other education professionals. Ask Jeeves at Ask.com is a unique natural-language question answering service that provides a fast, easy, and intuitive way for people to get answers to their questions. Education professionals visiting the Ednow.com site will now be able to pose questions through a direct link to Ask.com.
"Education professionals need ready access to the information they use frequently, like education-related news, curriculum tips, book reviews, and links to education resources such as magazines, education associations, and suppliers," said Mark M. Hammer, Vice President of Marketing for Sagebrush Corporation. "Our relationship with Ask Jeeves is one more reason Ednow.com is the single, comprehensive resource for educators."
"Ask Jeeves and Ednow.com share the common goal of making the Web an educational and informative place for children and educators," said Penny Finney, Vice President of Ideas for Ask Jeeves. "We believe that we can help to raise the bar for children's education by making the most informative and appropriate resources more accessible."
In addition to Ask Jeeves at Ask.com, Ednow.com will also offer the Brain Box from Ask Jeeves for Kids™. The Brain Box provides a list of television programming teachers can incorporate into their curriculum or recommend to their students. Brain Box programs are compiled by Richard Kahlenberg, a columnist for The Los Angeles Times, and include categories reflecting the most widely tested topics in national tests. The Brain Box lists programs with content likely to provide information that will improve students' academic performance.
Sagebrush has established numerous relationships with leading education and information companies with the aim of providing education professionals with a single web site that links them to the information they need most. In addition to Ask Jeeves, current partners of Ednow.com include Bookreporter.com, Discovery Channel School, Northern Light, PublishersWeekly.com, Salon.com, eSchool News, Excite, Dell, and iSyndicate.com.
About Sagebrush Corporation
Burnsville, Minnesota-based Sagebrush Corporation is a fast-growing provider of integrated information management solutions for the education world. The company offers library automation systems, information solutions, and learning resources with a focus on the school and library market. Through its employees and representatives, Sagebrush Corporation markets and distributes its products throughout North America and the world. www.sagebrushcorp.com.