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School Specialty Introduces 21st Century Safe School Concept

The concept involves a holistic approach to designing and equipping school environments in order to ensure safe, successful and forward-thinking learning experiences.
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School Specialty, Inc. distributor of supplies, furniture and both curriculum and supplemental learning resources to the education, healthcare and other marketplaces, announces today the concept of the 21st Century Safe School. This concept involves a holistic approach to designing and equipping school environments in order to ensure safe, successful and forward-thinking learning experiences.

The Company works with a team of experts to develop technology solutions, standards-based curriculum, furniture, safety and security, and more to enable educators to build a comprehensive learning environment. 

School Specialty is exhibiting at ISTE 2017 and invites attendees to visit its booth #1252 to interact with an in-booth makerspace and collaborative learning environment. Attendees will be able to demo STEM-oriented curriculum products, makerspace furniture, a 3D printer and more. For more information on School Specialty, visit www.schoolspecialty.com.

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School Specialty Introduces the 21st Century Safe School Concept

Greenville, Wis., June 26, 2017 – When K-12 educators build a contemporary learning environment, the suite of tools used in the space is greater than the sum of its parts. Teachers and students need classroom resources to work cohesively to support all learning initiatives. To address this need, School Specialty, Inc. (OTCQB: SCOO) (“School Specialty”, “SSI” or “the Company”), a leading distributor of supplies, furniture and both curriculum and supplemental learning resources to the education, healthcare and other marketplaces, is excited to announce today the concept of the 21st Century Safe School. This concept involves a holistic approach to designing and equipping school environments in order to ensure safe, successful and forward-thinking learning experiences.

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