Full Option Science System from Delta Education Named Among Best Science Programs by THE Journal Readers

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Active-Learning Science Program Wins Gold in Second Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

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School Specialty, Inc. (OTCQB: SCOO) (“School Specialty,” “SSI” or “the Company”), today announced its Full Option Science System (FOSS), the leading active-learning science program in the United States, won Gold in THE Journal’s second annual Readers’ Choice Awards, in the Best Science Program category. Education technology professionals from across the country voted for the software, hardware and services they consider most vital to the job of educating and supporting America’s 50 million K-12 students.

“It is an incredible honor for FOSS to be recognized by educators as one of the top science curriculums in the country,” said Bodie Marx, senior vice president of sales and product development for School Specialty Curriculum. “For more than 25 years, this robust learning resource has provided elementary and middle school educators with a powerful tool for bringing science to life in the classroom for students through unique, hands-on experiences. We look forward to working with educators to engage students in science learning for years to come.”

Developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley, FOSS Next Generation K-8 is a research-based active learning curriculum that engages students through firsthand experiences with scientific phenomena. Every FOSS investigation provides multiple exposures to science concepts including dynamic inquiry-based investigations, rigorous science-based reading, integrated technology resources to extend learning, opportunities to apply science to solve engineering challenges and assessment tools to help teachers monitor student progress in developing understanding.

For more information about FOSS, visit http://www.deltaeducation.com/

About THE Journal
THE Journal is the premier resource for K-12 senior-level district and school administrators, IT administration and instructional technologists who make decisions and influence technology purchases for their districts, schools and classrooms.

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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. Through its SSI Guardian subsidiary, the Company is also committed to school, healthcare and corporate workplace safety by offering the highest quality curriculum, training and safety and security products. Finally, through its SOAR Life Products brand, the Company offers thousands of products that sharpen cognitive skills and build physical and mental strength in fun and creative ways. From childhood through adulthood, they help individuals live life to the fullest – engaged, happy and well. SOAR Life Products is a customized offering for hospitals, long-term care, therapeutic facilities, home care, surgery centers, day care centers, physician offices, and clinics. For more information about School Specialty, visit http://www.schoolspecialty.com.

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