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Kaplan’s Regional Real Estate Schools Renamed to Kaplan Professional Schools

May. 31, 2006

Lake Forest, CA, May 31, 2006 – Kaplan Professional Schools is now the name for all of Kaplan’s real estate and inspection schools across the country.  Jones College (Colorado), Dearborn Real Estate Institute (New Mexico), Anthony Schools (California), Leonard-Hawes Real Estate School (Texas), Prosource (Minnesota), Southern Nevada School of Real Estate (Nevada), and Inspection Training Associates (nationwide) are all now named Kaplan Professional Schools.

Kaplan Professional Schools provides licensing and continuing education to more than 150,000 professionals each year in the real estate (commercial and residential), appraisal, home inspection, mortgage, contractor, insurance and financial services industries.  Kaplan Professional Schools offer both classroom and distance education to help students earn their state certifications.

“Our schools have been part of the Kaplan family for many years.  This name change highlights the access to a vast network of resources, technology and specialists that are the trademark of Kaplan,” said Josh Levenson, President of Kaplan Professional Schools.

The renaming of the schools to Kaplan Professional Schools is part of Kaplan, Inc.’s new branding initiative designed to unify its businesses under a consistent naming and logo strategy.  Kaplan, which generated $94 million in revenue a decade ago, has become a $1.4 billion global leader in postsecondary education, K12 programs, and professional training.  Kaplan has more than 23,000 employees in 500 locations worldwide, including recent expansions into Europe and Asia.

About Kaplan Professional Schools
Kaplan Professional Schools, a Kaplan Professional company, provides licensing and continuing education for the real estate (commercial and residential), appraisal, home inspection, mortgage, contractor, insurance and financial services industries.  Kaplan Professional Schools is a division of Kaplan, Inc., leaders in education and test prep and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).  Kaplan Professional Schools offers both classroom and distance education to help students earn their state certifications.  Kaplan’s instructors are the leaders in their field, with many years of industry and teaching experience.  Distance education courses include textbook correspondence and online learning.   For further information, please visit www.kaplanprofessionalschools.com or call 1-800-621-9621. 

About Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc. is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses and is comprised of four divisions: Kaplan Kids and Schools, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, Kaplan Higher Education and Kaplan Professional.  Kaplan, which had 2005 revenue of more than $1.4 billion, is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO). For more information, please visitwww.kaplan.com.

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