School Specialty Adds Partnerships with Leading Classroom Technology Firms

Company now offers the most complete and innovative selection of products to enhance student learning and understanding

GREENVILLE, Wis. (Nov. 15, 2012) School Specialty, Inc. (Nasdaq:SCHS), a leading K-12 education company with the broadest array of products in the education market, today announced partnerships with three of the industry’s classroom technology leaders. These relationships include 3D classroom solutions and surround sound audio systems that enhance learning environments by equipping all students for a 21st century education. The new partnerships join a host of current relationships, solidifying the education market’s strongest, most comprehensive offering of total classroom solutions.

“Our comprehensive selection of classroom technology products caters to the needs of most school districts – providing solutions that range from complete 21st century classroom technology bundles to flexible point-solutions that complement existing technology,” said Shantanu Bose, group vice president for School Specialty. “These new partners are carefully selected to bring the most innovative education technologies to our customers.”

New partnerships include:
AVRover – AVRover is a leading provider of portable AV systems and the creator of the 3D AVRover, which has quickly become the preferred 3D solution for today’s classrooms. The 3D AVRover integrates the latest in 3D technology with the best in 3D content, creating the only totally portable 3D solution. The company’s technology solutions include a portable interactive whiteboard on any surface up to 144 inches diagonal and the new iAVRover that fully integrates an iPad™ or iPhone™ into the classroom.

ELMO USA – ELMO USA has been a leader in education technology for more than 90 years. The company’s cutting-edge innovations are shaping the future of visual communications. Foremost among these innovations are teaching tools for dynamic classroom presentations. ELMO’s groundbreaking document cameras and interactive classroom solutions benefit students by enabling instructors to incorporate stimulating, high-resolution visuals into their lesson plans.

Cetacea Sound – Cetacea Sound is an audio technology company that develops advanced speaker and microphone systems for the K-12 and higher education markets. The company’s innovative designs ensure simple installation, ergonomic operation, and industry-leading acoustic clarity for improved classroom communication and learning.

About School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty is a leading education company that provides innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to help educators engage and inspire students of all ages and abilities to learn. The company designs, develops, and provides preK-12 educators with the latest and very best curriculum, supplemental learning resources, and school supplies. 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, visit

Media Contacts

• Dru Popper, School Specialty, 920-202-0232,

• Saul Hafenbredl, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x25,

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