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Sibling Group Enters "Special Education" Market

ATLANTA, GA (eTeligis via ACCESSWIRE) - Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: SIBE, http://www.siblinggroup.com) (the "Company"), whose business strategy is focused on the development and acquisition of 21st century educational management services and education technology, announced it intends to provide a professional development offering for the teaching profession. The initial offering will be a "Special Education" online course set primarily for the K-12 marketplace, with other areas to be added over time, including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), SEL (social and emotional learning), ESL/ELL (English as a second language and English language learners). The offerings will be available online, marketed both domestically and internationally, and can be viewed by going to the dedicated web site, http://www.specialedmatters.com.

According to a recent research report from IBIS Capital Ltd., a London based investment bank specializing in education, in 2011, global education expenditure was $4.4 trillion, with the K-12 education market representing a total of 58.6% of global education expenditure and is a key focus for hybrid learning environments. The number of students identified with special needs is growing rapidly with the U.S. Department of Education reporting that nationwide 13% of students participate in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and are designated as special education students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

In conjunction with the announcement, the Company announced that it has acquired the operations and intellectual properties of PLC Consultants, LLC, an Ohio based group who has developed a line of courses to provide all teachers an increased knowledge of the unique needs of "Special Education" students.

"This move is consistent with our focus on specialized curriculum and our efforts to move into teacher accreditation and certification. We believe the changing landscape of the education community will see increasing demand in these areas." stated Neal Sessions, Chairman of Sibling. He continued, "We have be working with PLC over sometime now and are very impressed with their professionalism and knowledge and commitment to the needs in the Special Education area."

PLC Consultants, LLC provides online professional development for public and private teachers with a focus on educating students with disabilities. Within the online format, learning modules engage teachers in action-research activities in their current teaching situation to improve their instruction competencies. Teachers can earn an hour of graduate credit for each 4-week module. Co-founders, Dr. Shawn DiNarda Watters and Dr. Pamela Danklefsen, have extensive backgrounds in education. Dr. Watters has developed university curricula in the areas of Early Childhood and Special Education. Dr. Danklefsen, a licensed speech pathologist, has a breadth of experience in working with children with disabilities and their families and in teaching speech pathology. Both will be retained and be responsible for the ongoing operations and expanding the current library of courses.

PLC Consultants’ online modules permit individuals unlimited access to interactive professional development without time constraints. Participants engage in professional online discussions, case study reviews, podcasts, and independent outside research specific to individual learning goals. PLC Consultants monitors and provides professional support for the participants throughout the experience. The modules are customizable to specific district needs and foci aligned with goals, mission, and vision statements. Because of the participants’ wide range of experiences and backgrounds, the group learning experience is unique and can provide a greater depth of understanding superior to that provided by a typical, workshop-only Professional Development. Participants can be grouped according to teacher licensure, location, academic content area, specialization, and evaluation team members. Each 15 contact-hour module is designed to be offered in a 4-week time frame, but each module can be altered according to a district's needs. Graduate credit is available for each module through the University of Sioux Falls (South Dakota), an NCATE, and North Central Association Accreditation institution.

Common special needs include challenges with learning, communication challenges, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, and developmental disorders. Students with these kinds of exceptional learning needs are likely to benefit from additional educational services such as different approaches to teaching, use of technology, a specifically adapted teaching area, or resource room. In most developed countries, educators are modifying teaching methods and environments so that all children are served in general education environments. Special education in developed countries is often regarded less as a "place" and more as "a range of services, available in every school." Integration can reduce social stigmas and improve academic achievement for many students.

About Sibling Group Holdings, Inc.
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE) intends to acquire advanced technology and education management operations to enhance and accelerate the delivery of 21st century learning using multiple teaching and learning modalities on a global basis. The mission will be accomplished by accessing funds from the public capital markets and melding them into a unified strategy that will help to accelerate the improvement of K-12 education across the globe. The desired result will be better educated children, a sustainable and cost effective teaching model, primarily for K-12 education, and reduced dependence on governmental funding. For a complete overview please visit the Company web site at: http://www.siblinggroup.com.

Safe Harbor: This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc. is subject to risks detailed from time to time in its publicly filed documents available at http://www.sec.gov. Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc. does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that it may make to conform to actual results. All current and potential shareholders are asked to read all filings for the Company at the Securities and Exchange Commission web site, http://www.SEC.gov.

CONTACT: Mr. Neal Sessions, Chairman and CEO, Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. Phone: 404-551-5247 EMAIL: info@siblinggroup.com


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