EPS Literacy and Intervention Announces Scholarships for Attendance at 2013 International Dyslexia Association Conference

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Scholarships Honor Company’s Founder, Advocate for Improving Education for Dyslexic Children

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EPS Literacy and Intervention, a division of School Specialty, today announced the 2013 Robert G. and Eleanor T. Hall Memorial Scholarships. Sponsored in collaboration with the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), the scholarships support educator attendance at the 2013 IDA Conference, Nov. 6-9 in New Orleans.

Created to honor the founder of EPS, Robert G. Hall, and his wife, Eleanor Thurston Hall, these scholarships reward exemplary educators for the innovative instructional strategies they use to help their dyslexic students achieve at the highest levels.

The annual IDA Conference is attended by more than 3,000 teachers, educators, administrators, reading specialists, researchers, university faculty, psychologists, physicians, and tutors and is considered the premier professional development conference dedicated to dyslexia.

Successful scholarship applicants will submit essays describing where and how they encounter dyslexia, their experiences and knowledge about teaching students with dyslexia and other related learning disabilities, how the conference sessions will improve their abilities as an educator and how they will be able to apply the knowledge they gain from attending the IDA conference.

What: The Robert G. and Eleanor T. Hall Memorial Scholarships include:
Registration for the 2013 IDA Conference
A one-year IDA membership
Travel stipend for the conference - $250 value
EPS gift certificate valued at $250

Deadline:    Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

Where: Applications are available at: http://epsbooks.com/other/ida_scholarship/.

Who: Educators who are passionate about working with students with dyslexia

About EPS Literacy and Intervention
EPS Literacy and Intervention provides K–12 blended-media solutions that build core skills and close the achievement gap in reading and math. With powerful instructional tools and high-quality materials, the company’s reading and math intervention solutions are proven to help struggling students. From universal screening to interventions, progress monitoring to data-driven decision-making, and professional development, EPS offers an integrated approach to effective teaching and learning.

For more information on EPS and its proven programs Wordly Wise 3000®, Academy of READING®, Academy of MATH®, MCI, S.P.I.R.E.®, Path Driver for Reading™, Path Driver for Math™, Explode The Code® and more, visit http://epsbooks.com.

About School Specialty
School Specialty, Inc. is a leading education company that provides innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to help educators engage and inspire students of all ages and abilities to learn. The company designs, develops and provides preK-12 educators with the latest and very best curriculum, supplemental learning resources and school supplies. Working in collaboration with educators, School Specialty reaches beyond the scope of textbooks to help educators, guidance counselors and school administrators ensure that every student reaches his or her full potential. For more information, visit http://www.schoolspecialty.com.

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