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Lightspan Partners with SmarterKids.com

The Lightspan Partnership Inc., developer of educational software and Web-based tools and services for classroom and home learning, signed a partner deal with SmarterKids.com, an online children's educational store.

The deal will combine Lightspan's content with SmarterKids.com's educational shopping experience.

Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

The new Lightspan Learning Store will offer the SmarterKids.com's product mix as the primary resource for educational products on Lightspan.com and Lightspan PageOne, a free Internet service that allows teachers to create a customized resource page for their classrooms.

"We are excited about teaming up with SmarterKids.com, which we think is one of the best educational e-commerce sites," said Winnie Wechsler, executive vice president and general manager of Lightspan's Internet and broadband services.

The Lightspan Learning Store and SmarterKids.com will integrate product recommendations generated by MySmarterKids, which enables parents to develop individual learning profiles for their children.