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Christina Scripps, Discovery Education
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Discovery Education Wins Golden Lamp Award From The Association of Educational Publishers

-- Discovery Education Streaming Plus Presented Prestigious Award Honoring Outstanding Resources for Teaching and Learning --

Silver Spring, Md. (June 10, 2011) – The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) presented Discovery Education with a Golden Lamp Award in the Technology Innovations category for Discovery Education streaming Plus during the 2011 AEP Awards program. One of the education industry’s top honors, the Golden Lamp Award, recognizes the best overall tools for teaching and learning. Winners are defined by their superior use of content and design, and by how well the product fulfills its educational mission.

“Helping students succeed and teachers better hone their craft is the hallmark of a great educational product,” said Charlene Gaynor, CEO of AEP. “This year, we were proud to recognize a range of comprehensive, user-friendly educational tools and services that not only exude these qualities, but exemplify instructional soundness, ingenuity and innovation.”

Discovery Education streaming Plus features a collection of more than 150,000 digital learning objects, including videos, interactives, images, and articles, which integrate seamlessly into any curriculum. Aligned to state and national standards including the Common Core, and searchable by keyword, content area and grade level, the rich media from Discovery Education engages today’s students in learning.

“We are honored to receive the Golden Lamp Award from AEP recognizing Discovery Education’s digital curriculum offerings as superior and effective solutions,” said Kelli Campbell, senior vice president, Discovery Education. “As schools across the country transition to digital curriculum, this acknowledgment validates and confirms the success that so many educators and students are experiencing with Discovery Education’s services.”

For more than four decades, the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning in all media and for any educational setting. Award winners meet the top standards for high-quality, professional content for education, and represent the most innovative learning solutions on the market. For more information about the AEP Awards, and to access a complete list of the winners, visit www.aepweb.org/awards.

Discovery Education is the leading provider of high quality curriculum-based digital content, professional development and assessment resources whose services are scientifically shown to improve student academic achievement. For more information about Discovery Education, visit www.discoveryeducation.com or call 800-323-9084.

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