School Specialty Earns Finalist Honors in 2016 REVERE Awards From Association of American Publishers

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FOSS Next Generation Recognized in Whole Curriculum, Science Category

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FOSS Next Generation exemplifies our commitment to the power of hands-on, blended learning and, in just a year since its launch, the program has been enthusiastically embraced by educators at school districts across the country.

Delta Education, part of the School Specialty family of brands, is a finalist in the 2016 REVERE (Recognizing Valuable Educational Resources) Awards from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PreK-12 Learning Group. The company’s Full Option Science System™ Next Generation™, (FOSS®) resource, the leading active-learning science program in the United States, is honored in the Whole Curriculum, Science category.

FOSS Next Generation is an active learning science program for grades K-5, with modules featuring comprehensive teacher support materials, informative student books, class access to online multimedia, and durable student equipment. The full program consists of 18 modules aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with three modules per grade focused on life, earth and physical science, including many opportunities for integrating engineering. The FOSS program seamlessly blends engaging, hands-on science investigations with science writing, language development strategies, reading in informational texts, online technology, outdoor experiences, and research-based formative assessment strategies. This multi-modal combination promotes the construction of increasingly complex understanding of science concepts over time.

FOSS Next Generation Middle School, geared toward grades 6-8, is launching for the 2016-2017 school year.

“We are honored to receive this recognition for FOSS Next Generation from one of the most esteemed awards programs in education,” said Bodie Marx, senior vice president of School Specialty Curriculum. “FOSS Next Generation exemplifies our commitment to the power of hands-on, blended learning and, in just a year since its launch, the program has been enthusiastically embraced by educators at school districts across the country. As the FOSS Next Generation family of products grows to include middle grades, we look forward to working with teachers at even more schools as they engage their students in active science learning.”

The REVERE Awards identify and honor excellence in educational products that support evolving trends in teaching and learning for PreK-12 students. It is the only program that recognizes learning resources in all media, for all ages, and covering a wide array of educational subject areas and learning environments. Entrants for the 2016 REVERE Awards came from many fields including educational, trade, and magazine publishers; museums; university affiliated programs; non-profits; membership associations; and game and app developers.

About the American Association of Publishers (AAP)
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the voice of the US book and journal publishing industry. AAP represents the industry’s priorities on policy, legislative and regulatory issues regionally, nationally and worldwide. These include the protection of intellectual property rights and worldwide copyright enforcement, digital and new technology issues, funding for education and libraries, tax and trade, censorship and literacy. Its 400member companies represent major commercial, educational and professional companies as well as independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies.

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. For more information about School Specialty, visit

Delta Education, part of School Specialty’s family of brands, delivers the best of hands-on, inquiry-based science education to K-8 students. Trusted products from Delta Education include FOSS, Delta Science Modules (DSM) and engaging informational texts including Delta Science Content Readers. For more information about Delta Education, visit

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