• Distinguished Achievement Award goes to Suffolk Arts+Sciences "JOURNEY" issue


Publishers association honors year's best educational products

Washington, DC--June 16, 2009--The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP), the national, nonprofit organization for the educational resource community, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 AEP Awards, recognizing the year's most outstanding materials in the field of teaching and learning. The winners of this year's Distinguished Achievement and Golden Lamp Awards were honored at special gala event Friday night at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

target=_blank>Suffolk Arts+Sciences Issue No. 2, "JOURNEY," was named the winner in the Design/Whole Publication/Adult category, competing against the finalists The Penn Stater magazine (which won publication of the year in a separate category) and Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance magazine.

According to Charlene Gaynor, CEO of AEP, the 2009 winners exemplify what it means to think in terms of the 21st Century classroom.

"Despite our economic climate, I was struck by the limitless innovative ideas seen throughout this year's entries," said Gaynor. "Many products challenged educational norms and explored new ways to make the essentials fun. Stellar math and reading materials proudly earned honors along with less traditional yet relevant real-world subjects like finance, relationships, and nutrition."

AEP's Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAAs) recognize the best educational resources within the categories of Curriculum, Periodicals, Professional Development, and, for the first time, Technology Innovations. The DAAs are evaluated on traits such as efficacy, usability, and overall educational value and are judged by an expert panel of educators, editors, designers, and technology specialists.

A complete list of DAA winners is available on the web at www.AEPweb.org/awards/winners.htm.

In the upcoming weeks, AEP Award winners will receive special recognition in AEP's Online Product Gallery (gallery.AEPweb.org), on Amazon.com, and in Bowker's Books In Print (www.booksinprint.com) product database. Winners also earn the right to display the Lamp of Learning seal, nationally recognized by educators and administrators as a mark of outstanding quality and achievement.

About the Association of Educational Publishers

The Association of Educational Publishers (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 and services in both print and electronic formats to today¹s schools and colleges.

AEP¹s thought leadership and market insight have created ground-breaking opportunities for 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, please visit www.AEPweb.org

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