WriteSteps wins APEX 2014 Grand Award for Publishing Excellence in Writing!

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - July 7, 2014 - PRLog -- WriteSteps, an evidence-based, 100 percent Common Core K-5 writing and grammar program, has been awarded the APEX 2014 Award of Excellence for Digital Publishing in the writing category.

WriteSteps is available both digitally and in print. It includes daily writing lessons for teachers with student visual aids, videos of modeled lessons, print and video updates, and parent resources.  Teachers can access the award-winning writing lessons anywhere there is internet access. eWriteSteps, the online teaching portal, works well with interactive white boards, document cameras, and iPads.

APEX 2014 -- the 26th Annual Awards for Publication Excellence -- is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures and websites.

According to the APEX 2014 judges, "The awards were based on excellence in graphic design, quality of editorial content and the success of the entry in conveying the message and achieving overall communications effectiveness."

2,075 entries were evaluated and 100 Awards of Excellence were presented to honor outstanding work in 12 major categories including: newsletters; magazines and journals; megapapers and newspapers; annual reports; brochures, manuals and reports; electronic media; social media; websites; campaigns, programs and plans; writing; design and illustration; and one-of-a-kind publications.

WriteSteps was also the recipient of Learning Magazine 2013 Teachers' Choice Award, the eLit Gold Award for Digital Publishing Excellence, a 2013 APEX Award, a 2014 EdTech Digest Cool Tool Finalist Award, and District Adminstration’s Readers’ Choice Award.

About the APEX Awards
The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media. Communications Concepts, Inc. sponsors the APEX Awards, and advises professionals who write, edit and manage business communications, on best strategies and practices. Concepts publishes business communication reports, including Writer's Web Watch, (http://apexawards.com/free_newsletter.htm) an e-report for professional communicators, and special reports on topics such as corporate writing and Web publishing.

About WriteSteps

In 2007, WriteSteps Founder and CEO Suzanne Klein committed herself to creating teacher-friendly writing lessons after her school decided to prioritize writing due to low student outcomes. The writing program she developed - WriteSteps - was so successful in raising test scores and student confidence that the company expanded its scope to refocus instruction on the Common Core State Standards for writing and grammar. Its Common Core release won a "Best of Entrepreneurs" Award from Ann Arbor SPARK in 2010 and launched nationwide in September, 2011. WriteSteps is the recipient of Learning Magazine 2013 Teachers' Choice Award, the eLit Gold Award, the 2013 APEX award for publication excellence, District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products Award, and a 2014 APEX award for publication excellence. For complete information, e-Newsletters, and the WriteSteps blog, please go to http://WriteStepsWriting.com (http://writestepswriting.com/Home.aspx).


Anjilla Young, Communications Specialist


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