COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two separate awards were presented to printers of SRA Real Math textbooks, published by SRA/McGraw-Hill, the top provider of specialized research-based educational programs and professional development for elementary schools.

Lehigh Press, which prints Real Math covers, earned a Franklin Award for Excellence for the Book Covers category from the Graphic Arts Association in its annual Neographics contest. The competition is one of the nation’s largest regional graphic communications contests recognizing excellence for graphic arts, packaging, converting, design, and publishing. Lehigh Press in Pennsauken, New Jersey, is a division of Von Hoffmann Printing

The winning entry was displayed at the Neographics Awards Ceremony Exhibition and Dinner, attended by hundreds of industry representatives and their customers, on May 4 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Von Hoffmann Printing, located in St. Louis, prints the Real Math student editions and also was honored with the Pewter Award in the annual Gold Ink Awards presented by the Publishing Executive and Printing Impressions magazines.

The Annual Gold Ink Award is celebrating its 19th year and attracted over 1,500 entries this year. Criteria for award-winning pieces included quality of printing, technical difficulty, and overall visual effectiveness. Winning entries will receive recognition in the special Gold Ink issue of Publishing Executive to be published this October.

“We are very pleased with the quality of the printing of our Real Math textbooks,” said Peter Sayeski, president of the McGraw-Hill Learning Group, which includes SRA. “It’s a great honor for them to be recognized for their work, and we congratulate them.”

About SRA Real Math

SRA Real Math is the first mathematics program to provide a fully integrated suite of technology tools to deliver motivating and rich math instruction. This ranges from engaging math games, to an online student textbook, to online assessment and planning, to a research-based activity center that corresponds to each individual student’s learning style.

Real Math incorporates the latest in research on how children learn math. The program fully incorporates the five key strands of mathematical proficiency in every lesson: understanding, computing, applying, reasoning, and engaging. Based on more than 30 years of classroom experience, field testing, and research, Real Math is a fresh, new program that benefits from a solid pedagogy and background.

Demonstrations of SRA Real Math are available online at

About SRA/McGraw-Hill

SRA/McGraw-Hill is the top provider of specialized research-based educational programs and professional development for the elementary market. Leading programs include Open Court Reading, Direct Instruction, and Real Math. SRA is part of McGraw-Hill Education, a leading global provider of instructional, assessment and reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages. McGraw-Hill Education is a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP). Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor’s, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 290 offices in 38 countries. Sales in 2005 were $6.0 billion. Additional information is available at For more information on SRA/McGraw-Hill’s products, call 1-888-SRA-4543 or visit


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