Saddle Brook, New Jersey, May 18, 2010 – Peoples Education, leading provider of print and online supplemental educational materials for the K-12 school market, has been named as a finalist in the 2010 Association of Educational Publishers’ (AEP) Awards program, the largest and longest-running awards program for educational products.

Peoples Education’s ePath Knowledge – ePath Assess™ was recognized as a finalist in the AEP Distinguished Achievement Awards Assessment Tools category.

ePath Assess™ provides educators the ability to create and deliver ongoing formative assessments using easy step – by – step assessment creation tools with data focused progress-monitoring assessments that have been customized in the format of each state’s high stakes assessment and fully aligned to each state’s unique standards

“It is definitely a privilege to be recognized by the esteemed professionals at AEP,” stated Brian T. Beckwith, People Education CEO and President. “The rigorous judging process of the AEP Awards further validates the distinguished reputation that Peoples Education has earned providing effective solutions and tools for today’s educators.”

Peoples Education has taken their unique, state customized approach for building their print based supplemental remediation materials and applied it to technology to create a set of highly useful online products aligned to state standards and assessments.
ePath Assess™ is part of the new ePath Knowledge™ series that provides the perfect complement to the company’s print and online educational products that so far has helped more than 12 million K-12 students improve their academic performance.

The ePath Knowledge™ series also consists of two other distinct offerings:

· ePath Discovery™ that provides targeted, standards – based remediation delivered online
· Practice Path™ that provides self guided games and motivational tools to promote student success.

About the Association of Educational Publishers’ Awards

Each year the AEP presents awards for outstanding educational products. Distinguished Achievement Awards recognize the best educational resources within the categories of Curriculum, Periodicals, Professional Development, and Technology Innovations. Winners for 2010 will be announced at the AEP’s June 8 Awards Banquet in Washington, D.C. For more information about the Association of Educational Publishers, visit www.aepweb.org

About Peoples Education
Peoples Education is a publisher and marketer of print and online educational materials for the K-12 school market. The Company focuses its efforts in three market areas:

Test Preparation, Assessment, and Instruction

Test Preparation and Assessment: The Company creates and sells state customized, print and online, test preparation and assessment materials that help teachers prepare students for success in school and for required state proficiency tests, grades 2-12.

Instruction: The Company produces and sells proprietary state customized print worktexts and print and web-based delivered assessments, for grades 2-8. These products provide students with in-depth instruction and practice in reading, language arts, and mathematics. In addition, the Company’s backlist remedial and multicultural products are included in this group.

College Preparation

The Company distributes instructional materials that meet the academic standards high schools require for honors, college preparation, and Advanced Placement courses. The Company is the exclusive high school distributor for two major college publishers, and also creates proprietary supplemental materials for this market. The Company’s proprietary products are supplemental in nature. They are predominately soft-cover, high gross profit margin titles that can be sold efficiently through the Company’s direct sales force, as well as through catalogs, direct mail, telemarketing, and independent commission sales representatives. Distributed products are both basal and supplemental in nature.

Brightpoint Literacy
Formerly Nelson Education, Brightpoint Literacy is now an imprint of Peoples Education. Brightpoint Literacy serves the U.S. K–8 market with a comprehensive selection of research-based, cross-curricular material.
For more information go to: http://www.peopleseducation.com

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