SOURCE: Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc.

Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc.

January 04, 2011 14:46 ET

Peoples Education Products Capture Prestigious Awards of Excellence

Outstanding Education Technology Products Saluted by Technology & Learning

SADDLE BROOK, NJ--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - Peoples Education (NASDAQ: PEDH), leading provider of print and online supplemental educational materials for the K-12 school market, is pleased to announce that both ePath Assess® and Practice Path™ have been awarded Tech & Learning magazine's 28th Annual Awards of Excellence honors.

Practice Path™ was honored in the New Products category for its innovative technology application.

Practice Path™ delivers ongoing practice and skill building content delivered online via a student-based user experience -- teachers do not have to create assignments or assessments. The strands and skills were created from specific state standards, offering short "testlets" in traditional or game modes.

ePath Assess® was honored in the Best Upgrade Products category because Peoples Education has made significant enhancements to the previous version of the product, Measuring Up e-Path®, to meet the changing needs of technology.

ePath Assess® is a formative assessment tool that enlightens educators with data from focused progress monitoring assessments customized to individual state standards.

"We are extremely honored to receive these major educational technology awards from the Tech & Learning magazine Awards of Excellence program. These awards validate the work we do every day on behalf of educators and students," stated Brian T. Beckwith, Peoples Education CEO and President. "We are honored to be in the presence of so many other innovative companies that break new ground for the educators and students that we serve as we provide them useful tools to help them achieve academic success."

"Now that the use of technology in schools is no longer a novelty but a reality, it's no longer about the promise of what a product can do; it's about the proof," stated Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for NewBay Media's Tech & Learning Group. "This year's Award of Excellence products were tested by edtech experts from the New York City Department of Education and the University of Michigan, our top T&L advisors, and more. These companies can be proud that their products were selected as winners by this prestigious team of judges."

About Tech & Learning

For over 30 years, Tech & Learning has been -- and continues to be -- the leading resource for K-12 leaders. Its publications, Web sites, and events provide factual and evaluative information on trends, products, and strategies to educators who purchase technology products in their districts and schools. Tech & Learning, published by NewBay Media LLC, delivers the highest quality content and essential resources to manage, train, and teach technology. For more information, visit www.TechLearning.com.

About NewBay Media LLC

NewBay Media's market leading brands are centered on five vertical markets -- Pro Audio, Broadcast and Video, Musical Instruments, Systems Integration, and K-12 Education. NewBay publishes and produces more than 40 publications and show dailies, 50 Web sites, 30 daily and weekly e-newsletters, three expos, and more than 50 custom publishing efforts, annually. NewBay reaches more than two million readers in print and one million online and in person around the world in more than 100 countries. Additional information on NewBay can be found by visiting www.nbmedia.com.

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 softcover, 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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