SCHOLASTIC STUDYJAMS!™ RECEIVES "OFFICIAL HONOREE" DISTINCTION FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS


Online Subscription-Based Learning Service for Math and Science Recognized by "Oscars® of the Internet"


New York, NY (April 11, 2008) -- The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Web, today recognized StudyJams!™, a new math and science online learning experience for kids from Scholastic, as an Official Honoree in the Education category, a distinction that recognizes work exhibiting remarkable achievement. StudyJams! was selected from more than 10,000 entries that were received from all 50 states and over 60 countries.
 
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Web sites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, AKQA Global Creative Director Rei Inamoto, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser. StudyJams!’s award puts Scholastic in good company with other winners that have included Amazon.com, eBay, Yahoo!, Google, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, PBS.
 
"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding work that is setting the standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards.  “StudyJams!’s Official Honoree selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."
 
“Scholastic is thrilled that StudyJams! has been nominated for this important award that recognizes outstanding achievement in Educational Web site design, “ said Seth Radwell, President of eScholastic, a division of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company.  “StudyJams! is the result of a great deal of hard work on the part of its creators and it’s wonderful that the online community has stood up and taken notice of this innovative math and science learning site for kids.”
 
Launched in January 2008, StudyJams! is a new interactive, subscription-based learning experience for kids in grades 3-6 that focuses on math and science.  Developed by education experts at Scholastic, StudyJams! breaks down challenging math and science topics and makes them accessible to kids of all levels and learning styles.  With videos, interactive tutorials, karaoke, quizzes, and music rewards, StudyJams! helps kids find the fun in math and science.
 
About Scholastic
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. The Company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs and school-based book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, television networks and the Company’s Internet Site, www.scholastic.com
 
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. Established in 1996, the 12th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Adobe; The Creative Group; Verizon; AOL Video; dotMobi; Level3; Adweek; Fortune; Reuters; Variety; Wired; IDG: Brightcove; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.


Contacts:
Scholastic
Paul Niemi
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Scholastic
Sara Sinek
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