'Miller & Levine Biology' Wins Three Association of Educational Publishers Awards Finalist Honors

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New Edition of Pearson's Bestselling High School Biology Program Recognized in Prestigious Golden Lamp Awards and Two Distinguished Achievement Award Categories

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Ken Miller and Joe Levine are superstars in the world of science education, and teachers around the country are greeting the next generation of their bestselling high school biology program with enthusiasm and praise for the way that it leverages cutting-edge technology combined with contemporary content to engage students

"Miller and Levine Biology ," the new edition of the world's bestselling high school biology program, is a finalist in three categories of the 2009 Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Awards, including the prestigious Golden Lamp Awards. Named for its two internationally renowned scientist-authors, Ken Miller and Joe Levine, the new biology curriculum from Pearson takes a bold approach to science instruction, combining the power of a robust digital learning path with a proven foundation of academic success.

"Miller & Levine Biology" is a Golden Lamp Award finalist in the "Curriculum" category. As the educational publishing industry's equivalent of "Best Picture" for its recognition of overall excellence, the Golden Lamp is awarded to products for their superior use of content, design and fulfillment of their educational mission.

The high school biology program also earned honors in two categories of the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Awards:

  • "Miller & Levine Biology's" innovative digital path is a finalist in the award program's new category - "Technology Innovations, Websites"
  • The complete program is recognized as a finalist in the "Curriculum, Science, Grades 9-12" category.

The Distinguished Achievement Awards recognize the best educational resources in the categories of Curriculum, Periodicals, Professional Development and Technology Innovations.

"Over the past decade, the science of biology has changed as significantly as the students in our classrooms. Today we study subjects we couldn't have imagined just a short time ago, such as the human genome and how it compares with the genomes of other organisms. And our students are not only more technologically literate, but they have different expectations for learning science - they want direct experience and contact with what they are learning," said co-author Ken Miller. "Our new program was designed to provide the 21st century content and approach that immerses high school students in the experience of learning biology."

Launched in late 2008 and quickly being adopted by hundreds of schools around the country, the new "Miller & Levine Biology" aims to help all students learn the big ideas and science concepts, regardless of their learning style or ability. Customized curriculum packages allow educators to select the learning solution that fits the needs of their individual classrooms. Through Biology.com, the program's compelling digital path, students meet their partners on their adventure into the world of science - a team of young "ecogeek" scientists who have created real-life experiences infusing curriculum topics with new intrigue and relevance for students. Their "Untamed Science" videos offer an ingenious blend of energy, enthusiasm and solid scientific knowledge and biology that engage students as they explore their world. The program's dynamic digital path also offers students and teachers a wealth of resources and engaging activities, including complete online student and teacher editions of the textbooks, editable worksheets, interactive study guides, fun science games and online assessments.

"Ken Miller and Joe Levine are superstars in the world of science education, and teachers around the country are greeting the next generation of their bestselling high school biology program with enthusiasm and praise for the way that it leverages cutting-edge technology combined with contemporary content to engage students," said Lynda Cloud, Pearson's Senior Vice President for Science. "It is an honor to have 'Miller & Levine Biology' recognized by the educational publishing industry for both its digital path and overall comprehensive instructional program designed to meet the diverse needs of today's science classrooms."

The 2009 AEP Awards will be announced at a banquet and gala on June 12 in Washington, D.C.
For more information about "Miller & Levine Biology," go to http://www.Biology.com or follow "UntamedScience" or "MillerandLevine" on Twitter.

About the AEP Awards

For more than four decades, the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning. One of the largest and longest running awards programs for educational products, the AEP Awards aim to give credit and recognition to the organizations that are leading the way in the field of educational products and to set benchmarks to which the rest of the industry can aspire.

AEP Award winners are honored in June at the Annual AEP Summit in Washington, D.C. Beacon winners receive their framed certificates during the Beacon Luncheon; DAA and Golden Lamp winners are honored at the black tie-optional AEP Awards Banquet & Gala.

About AEP

AEP is a nonprofit organization that serves and advances the industry of supplemental educational publishing, the membership of AEP represents the breadth of educational content developers delivering progressive educational products in all media and for any educational setting.

AEP's thought leadership and market insight have created ground-breaking opportunities to its members to collaborate, network and partner with each other as well as to acquire a voice in the development of government education policy. Founded in 1895, AEP now assists its members in navigating the global realities of educational publishing in the 21st Century. For more information, visit http://www.AEPweb.org.

About Pearson

Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the global leader in education and education technology, reaches and engages today's digital natives with effective and personalized learning, as well as dedicated professional development for their teachers. This commitment is demonstrated in the company's investment in innovative print and digital education materials for preK through professional learning, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. The company's respected brands include Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, the Stanford Achievement Test series, the Wechsler family of assessments, SuccessNet, MyLabs, PowerSchool, SuccessMaker and many others. Pearson's comprehensive offerings help inform targeted instruction and intervention so that success is within reach of every student at every level of education. Pearson's commitment to education for all is supported by the global charitable giving initiatives of the Pearson Foundation. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information, go to http://www.pearson.com.

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