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McGraw-Hill Education and ePals® Join Forces to Expand Global Collaborative Learning Opportunities for K-12 Students

April 16, 2013

Collaboration brings together McGraw-Hill Networks’ trusted content and ePals’ Global Community for project-based learning with classrooms around the world

NEW YORK, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — McGraw-Hill Education today announced that it has formed a collaboration with ePals Corporation, an education media company and the world’s leading global learning network. The partnership pairs world-class content from McGraw-Hill Networks, McGraw-Hill Education’s award-winning digital social studies learning program for Grades 6-12, with ePals’ global community and social learning platform. The collaboration will allow teachers and students to connect with peers in more than 200 countries to enjoy the type of authentic, global learning experiences that are required for 21(st) century education and workplace success.

McGraw-Hill Education’s digital learning resources will provide users of ePals and McGraw-Hill Education products with a new source of dynamic educational project- and activity- based learning experiences aligned to McGraw-Hill Education’s trusted content. With a strong focus on critical thinking, reading, writing and other academic skill development, these interactive experiences will aid teachers in meeting Common Core as well as other standards. McGraw-Hill Education’s resources on ePals will be directed initially toward middle school and high school social studies topics. Additional core curriculum content from McGraw-Hill Education on ePals is planned for the future.

“We are delighted to partner with ePals to enhance learning outcomes for students by creating collaborative experiences that are truly authentic and engaging,” said Stephen Waldron, vice president of humanities and academic design at McGraw-Hill School Education. “By bringing together McGraw-Hill Networks’ strong educational content and ePals’ global community of classrooms, we’re expanding students’ worlds while providing them the means to master Common Core standards through top-quality project-based learning experiences.”

Launched in 2011, McGraw-Hill Networks combines engaging print and digital resources to help students discover and learn essential social studies content. The program can be personalized and customized for each student to support differentiated instruction, and transforms social studies instruction and learning into an exciting and interactive experience.

“By creating a McGraw-Hill Education learning community on ePals, we’re enabling unprecedented opportunities for students around the world to collaborate, create and share knowledge that reinforces an important understanding of history, geography, government, language and culture,” said Ed Fish, president of ePals. “This partnership will enable McGraw-Hill Education to expand the reach and impact of its digital products while allowing ePals to provide value to its users by incorporating the highest quality educational content throughout its global community.”

Learn more about McGraw-Hill Education’s digital learning resources on ePals.

About McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill Education is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The Company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 60 languages. For additional information, visit www.mheducation.com.

About ePals Corporation
ePals Corporation (TSXV: SLN) is an education media company and the leading Global Learning Network. Focused on the K-12 market, ePals offers elementary and secondary school administrators, teachers, students and parents worldwide a safe and secure platform for building educational communities, providing quality digital content and facilitating collaboration for effective 21st century learning. ePals’ award-winning products include: the ePals Global Community®; Learn365(TM); In2Books®, a common core eMentoring program that builds reading, writing and critical thinking skills; and popular children’s educational publishing brands including Cricket® and Cobblestone®. ePals customers and partners include the International Baccalaureate, Microsoft Corporation, Dell Inc., IBM Corp., National Geographic and leading school districts across the United States and globally. ePals serves approximately 1 million classrooms and reaches millions of teachers, students and parents in approximately 200 countries and territories. Visit www.epals.com. For In2Books, visit www.In2Books.com.

Contacts:
Brian Belardi
McGraw-Hill Education
(212) 904-4827
brian.belardi@mheducation.com

Susan McLester
ePals Media Relations
(510) 914-2692
susan@mclestercontent.com

SOURCE McGraw-Hill Education; ePals Corporation


Source: PR Newswire