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Families Can Make Informed Decisions in the 2008 Presidential Campaign

BOSTON -- March 25, 2008 -- The 2008 Presidential Campaign is one of the most riveting in recent history. As our country makes crucial decisions about who will be our 44th president, families can turn to FamilyEducation.com and Infoplease® to find the information they need to understand the presidential election process and make an informed decision on November 4.

Infoplease offers easy-to-use information about where each of the candidates stands on important issues, such as education, health care, taxes, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The site also features engaging in-depth presidential candidate biographies that explore the childhood, education and philosophies of the remaining candidates, Democratic Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama; and Republican Senator and presumptive candidate John McCain.

In a year where terms such as "superdelegate" and "caucus" have become part of everyday conversations, Infoplease offers insight into the complexities of our presidential election process. The reference Web site provides a detailed explanation of how the Electoral College works versus the popular vote, as well as historical background on past elections and what makes the 2008 campaign so monumental. By visiting Infoplease, voters can also learn the residency requirements for voting in their states and where to find their nearest polling place.

"A woman, an African-American man and a Vietnam War hero - all U.S. senators - are running for president. It has been nearly a half century since we have elected a senator to the presidency, so no matter whether it is Senator Clinton, Obama or McCain we send to Washington, D.C., in January 2009, campaign 2008 will be historically monumental," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher, FamilyEducation and Infoplease. "With the resources on FamilyEducation and Infoplease, families can engage in the excitement of the presidential election, learn more about the process and make an informed decision when they vote on Election Day."

Families can also use the resources on FamilyEducation to start some lively dinner table conversations. Reading the biographies of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain, they can talk about the roads their lives took on the way to being candidates for U.S. president.

Confronted by political ads every time they turn on the radio or the television, parents can find tips on FamilyEducation for helping their kids become media savvy. With these tips, parents can engage their kids in a discussion about the ads, helping them to separate fact from fiction.

About FamilyEducation
FamilyEducation is the leading online publisher of practical parenting guidance, expert family advice, skill-building printables, exercises and activities for children. FamilyEducation.com is dedicated to educating parents and parents-to-be so they can raise healthy, educated and well-rounded children.

About Infoplease
Infoplease is an authoritative, current and comprehensive reference Web site that covers world news, includes thousands of in-depth articles, interactive tools and offers an atlas, almanac, encyclopedia, dictionary and thesaurus. With content written and maintained by professional editors, Infoplease.com is committed to providing users with the most authoritative, accurate and timely reference content.

FamilyEducation and Infoplease are part of Pearson, the world's largest integrated education company. Pearson's other primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

For more information, press only: Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications, 773-325-9935, lwolfe@lwolfe.com

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