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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 09.08.11

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Christina Scripps, Discovery Education
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christina_scripps@discovery.com

Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates
608-216-7300, ext. 19
emily@cblohm.com


TEACHERS RANK DISCOVERY EDUCATION RESOURCES AT TOP OF THE CLASS

-- Discovery Education Science Techbook and Streaming Plus Honored with Teachers’ Choice Awards for the Classroom --

Silver Spring, Md. (Sept. 8, 2011) – As the nationwide shift from print to digital continues to grow, two instructional technology resources from Discovery Education have been honored by the 18th annual Teachers’ Choice Awards for the Classroom from Learning® magazine. Discovery Education Science Techbook and Discovery Education streaming Plus were both selected by a nationwide panel of teachers as exemplary products in this year’s competition.

A top pick in the textbook series category, Discovery Education Science Techbook is a core instructional resource for elementary and middle school students. The digital environment offers interactive features and up-to-the-minute resources built from the ground up to address state standards. Along with its ability to address an individual student’s learning modalities, Discovery Education Science Techbook provides real-time assessment that measures student progress.

Discovery Education streaming Plus, which was named a top website, is a comprehensive digital resource featuring a collection of more than 150,000 of the newest learning objects. All of the content is designed for easy integration into a curriculum and correlated to state standards. Discovery Education streaming Plus is designed to boost student engagement and addresses multiple learning styles with interactive features and a variety of multimedia formats.

“We’re especially thrilled to receive these awards because they were voted on by educators,” said Kelli Campbell, senior vice president, Discovery Education. “We’re honored to be recognized for our efforts to support schools and districts nationwide as they work toward the adoption of digital content and resources.”

For nearly 20 years, the Learning magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards have heralded the very best in classroom-tested, teacher-recommended products. Each year the nationwide panel of teacher-judges names the standouts in books, classroom supplies, educational games, software, websites and more – everything educators need for the classroom. Discovery Education is a frequent choice among panelists, earning recognition from the Teachers’ Choice Awards for the Classroom in four of the past five years. For more information about the Learning magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards for the Classroom, visit www.theeducationcenter.com.

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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Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) revolutionized television with Discovery Channel and is now transforming classrooms through Discovery Education. Powered by the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a dynamic user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Already, more than half of all U.S. schools access Discovery Education digital services. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

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