Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) November 23, 2011
Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, has been named one of the Top 100 educational products for K12 administrators by District Administration magazine.
District Administration is a highly regarded monthly publication that investigates the prime concerns faced by school administrators and acts as a platform for ideas and reform that reaches top decision-makers across the country.
As the most widely-read information source in the industry, the magazine is on the cutting edge of advancements in education administration.
Hundreds of nominations - a record number, in fact - were submitted by subscribers of the publication, whose reader base is mainly comprised of school superintendents and district-level leaders of K12 education. Editors of District Administration selected the 100 most innovative and effective products from that pool of nominees, and Shmoop is proud to be counted among their number.
District Administration’s editor in chief, Judy Faust Hartnett, said: “The nominations offer a view into the inner workings of how districts use products to help solve particular issues. The recommendations we receive include extensive descriptions from school administrators of how these products are used in their districts and the difference they have made, making it very challenging to choose only 100 products. We hope these products and their accompanying testimonials will provide a valuable resource for our readers.”
Shmoop is also passionate - not only about acting as a valuable educational resource for high school students - but about improving the world of education as a whole for teachers and administrators alike. It is their goal to make it easier for students to learn and for teachers to teach. And, if all that goes according to plan, the administrators’ lives should get much easier.
Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials. Shmoop content is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop Learning Guides, Test Prep, SAT, and Teacher Editions balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives. Shmoop offers more than 7,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Android devices, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. The company has been honored twice by the Webby Awards and was named “Best in Tech” for 2010 and 2011 by Scholastic Administrator. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, Calif.