SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT ERNEST FLEISHMAN TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING HALL OF FAME


Scholastic Products and Publications Receive 18 AEP Awards

New York, NY (June 20, 2007) -- The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) announced Tuesday that Dr. Ernest B. Fleishman, Senior Vice President, Education and Corporate Relations for Scholastic, the global children’s publishing and media company, will be inducted into the Educational Publishing Hall of Fame in November, 2007.  Scholastic was also honored by the AEP with 17 Distinguished Achievement Awards, as well as a Beacon Award for best display ad for “READ 180®: Proven Effective.”  The winners were announced at AEP’s 44th Annual Awards Banquet and Gala, held Tuesday, June 12 in Washington, DC.   
 
The AEP recognized Dr. Fleishman for his extraordinary impact on, and lifetime commitment to, educational publishing.  Among his many accomplishments, he is responsible for helping school districts address one of their greatest needs: raising the reading achievement of older, struggling students.  Dr. Fleishman continues to work with school administrators across the country to promote adolescent literacy reform.  
 
“With more than forty years of service as an educator and in educational publishing at Scholastic, Ernie has influenced countless lives, and he remains deeply committed to supporting literacy and learning so that all children can achieve academic success,” said Richard Robinson, Chairman, President and CEO, Scholastic.  “This recognition by the AEP is a fitting tribute to Ernie’s lifelong commitment to the education community.”
 
For over 100 years, the AEP has supported and promoted the educational publishing industry. Their annual awards program honors the best materials and accomplishments in educational products and education marketing.  The following Scholastic products were recognized with Distinguished Achievement Awards for 2007: 
 
Professional Development
· Classroom Homepage Builder  — School/Class Management, Technology: Websites
 
Curriculum
· Scholastic News Online —Social Studies Instruction, Technology: Websites
· Scholastic News® English–Espanol, “What Penguins Do,”—ESL/ELL Instruction, Teaching  Resources: Posters
· Number Smarts!— Mathematics Instruction: Curriculum Package
· Expect the Unexpected with Math: Shake, Rattle, & Roll —Mathematics Instruction, Teaching  Resources: Posters
· Brain Bank ™—Science Instruction, Books: Reference
· Brain Bank —Social Studies Instruction, Books: Reference
· Justice by the People —Social Studies Instruction: Curriculum Package
· Our Three Branches of Government —Social Studies Instruction, Technology: Audio/Video
· Reach Out Now —Specialized Audience Instruction, Teaching Resources: Learning Aids (flashcards,  manipulative)
 
Periodicals
· Let’s Find Out ®, “School Feelings,” September 1, 2006—Editorial: K–5 Editorial
· Scholastic Choices ®,  “Generation Rx,” September 1, 2006—Editorial: Feature Article
· The New York Times Upfront ®,  “The Debate Over Immigration: 200 Years and Counting”  September 4, 2006—Editorial: News Story
· Junior Scholastic ®, September 4, 2006—Editorial: News Story
· Junior Scholastic, “Riding for Freedom,” October 2, 2006—Editorial: Play
· The New York Times Upfront, “The Constitution Today series”—Editorial: Series
· Scholastic News® Edition 2, “Bears of the World,” “The Strangest Night Animals,” and “Feast in  the Forest”—Whole Publication: Newsletter
 
About Scholastic
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books.  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, school-based book fairs, and school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs; retail stores, schools, libraries, and television networks; and the Company's Internet Site, www.scholastic.com.


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