SEDL Is Finalist in Distinguished Achievement Award Competition

May 14, 2008
Austin, Texas

Contact:
Laura Shankland
Communications Associate
Phone: 512-391-6556
Email: laura.shankland@sedl.org

SEDL is a finalist in two categories of the 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award competition sponsored by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP). AfterWords, our monthly newsletter published by the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning, is a finalist in the Adult E-Newsletter category. The Partnership’s Afterschool Training Toolkit is a finalist in the Adult Learning Instructional Technology category.

WestEd and the Wall Street Journal are the other two finalists in the Adult E-Newsletter category. Other finalists in the Adult Learning Instructional Technology category include the American Museum of Natural History, PBS Teacherline, and Scholastic, Inc.

SEDL Director of Communications Christine Moses said, “We are honored to be finalists in the Distinguished Achievement Award competition and to be in the company of prestigious organizations like the Wall Street Journal, PBS, Scholastic, the American Museum of Natural History, and WestEd. SEDL’s entries reflect a great team effort. Partner organizations and SEDL staff from the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning and Communications worked together to produce these exceptional products.”

AEP received about 1,000 entries this year in the Distinguished Achievement Award and Beacon Award competitions. Winners will be announced on June 6, 2008, at the AEP awards banquet to be held at the J. W. Marriott in Washington, D.C. For more than 40 years, the AEP Awards have recognized significant and excellent achievement in educational products and education marketing.

About the Association of Educational Publishers
The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) is the professional association for publishers of supplemental educational materials. Its membership represents the breadth of educational content developers and service providers delivering progressive products in both print and electronic formats to today's schools and colleges. Founded in 1895, AEP now assists its members in navigating the global realities of publishing in the 21st century through its professional development programming, government relations efforts, and opportunities for collaboration and partnership. For more information, please visit www.AEPweb.org.


About the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning
The National Partnership is supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education under contract number MRED-03-CO-0048. The National Partnership is based at SEDL and includes the following partners: SEDL; National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST); Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL); SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; WGBH Educational Foundation; and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. For more information about the Partnership, visit http://www.sedl.org/afterschool/about/.


About SEDL

SEDL (formerly Southwest Educational Development Laboratory) is a nonprofit corporation based in Austin, Texas. SEDL is dedicated to solving significant education problems and improving teaching and learning through research, research-based resources, and professional development. For more information about SEDL, visit http://www.sedl.org/about/.