Nominations Open for Two EPS Literacy and Intervention Award Programs Recognizing Outstanding Students and Teachers

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Academy Star Awards and S.P.I.R.E.® Super Star Awards Celebrate Students for Triumphing over Classroom Challenges and Educators for Helping Students Excel

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EPS Literacy and Intervention, a division of School Specialty (OTCQB: SCOO), today announced the 2015 S.P.I.R.E.® Super Star Awards and the Academy Star Awards, both of which recognize classroom stars who have experienced tremendous success utilizing S.P.I.R.E., Academy of READING®, or Academy of MATH®, three of EPS’ most popular intervention programs.

The Third Annual S.P.I.R.E Super Star of the Year Award shines a spotlight on students who used the intervention program to overcome significant challenges to improve their reading proficiency. The S.P.I.R.E. Teacher of the Year Award recognizes teachers for creatively incorporating S.P.I.R.E. into the classroom and going above and beyond to help their students develop key reading skills.

The Ninth Annual Academy Star Student of the Year Awards celebrates a struggling reader and a student with math challenges who use the Academy programs to significantly improve their reading or math proficiency. The Academy Teacher of Excellence applauds educators who have helped their students by utilizing a diverse set of intervention strategies, including at least one Academy program.

Prizes for each include:

  • Framed award certificates
  • gift cards
  • EPS Literacy and Intervention gift certificates

All nominees will receive a Certificate of Recognition.

Deadline for both programs is May 9, 2015.

S.P.I.R.E Nominations:
Academy Stars Nomination:

Students and educators who use S.P.I.R.E. or the Academy of READING or Academy of MATH in the classroom.

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®, EPS Customized Learning and more, visit

About School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty is a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace. The Company designs, develops, and provides educators with the latest and very best school supplies, furniture and both curriculum and supplemental learning resources. Working in collaboration with educators, School Specialty reaches beyond the scope of textbooks to help teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators ensure that every student reaches his or her full potential.

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