About the Company

The 2019-2020 school year marks an exciting time in the history of School Specialty. With the combination of trusted brands from EPS®, Triumph Learning™, and Coach®, we now offer you the most distinctive array of supplemental curriculum materials and comprehensive teacher support to accelerate achievement for learners at all levels.

Inside our catalogs you’ll find solutions to every K-12 classroom challenge—from reading intervention and vocabulary instruction to targeted practice and standards-mastery for math and language arts—both in print and online. Our singular goal is to provide you with everything you need to create safe learning environments that encourage curiosity and discovery in your students—environments designed to engage your students, improving their capacity to learn and their educational outcomes.

Using all we know, and all we sell, School Specialty works with you to create the learning environments where this transformation can happen. We look forward to working with you this school year to provide the right tools, for the right students at the right time.


Company Timeline



Robert G. Hall becomes dean/director of the Manter Hall School, across the street from Harvard University


Robert G. Hall establishes Educators Publishing Service (EPS). EPS begins printing materials used by the Manter Hall School’s summer program. The first titles released were A Vocabulary Builder Series and English Review Series.


Robert G. Hall, and his wife Eleanor, become early members of the Orton Dyslexia Society (ODS), now the International Dyslexia Association


EPS is incorporated


EPS takes over publishing and distribution of The Gillingham Manual and associated materials


Wordly Wise is published


Robert G. Hall is instrumental in the formation of the Massachusetts chapter of the International Dyslexia Association


Explode The Code and Primary Phonics are published


Foundational research published for AutoSkill reading program


Longitudinal study published demonstrating efficacy of AutoSkill reading program. AutoSkill International is incorporated.


AutoSkill launches Component Reading Subskills Program and AutoSkill Math Program


AutoSkill launches Academy of READING v1.0


Wordly Wise 3000 1st Edition is published

Jun 2002

The Hall family sells EPS to Delta Education, Nashua, NH

Oct 2002

Touchphonics Reading Systems is acquired

Jul 2003

S.P.I.R.E. is acquired

Aug 2003

Modern Learning Press, the publisher of Words I Use When I Write and other journals, is acquired


AutoSkill launches Academy of READING v5 on a Web-based platform

Mar 2004

S.P.I.R.E. 2nd Edition is published


AutoSkill launches Academy of MATH v5 on a Web-based platform

Aug 2005

Delta Education, including Educators Publishing Service, is acquired by School Specialty, Inc.


AutoSkill launches Oral Reading Fluency module for Academy of READING

Mar 2006

Making Connections is published

Jan 2007

Wordly Wise 3000 2nd Edition is published

Aug 2007

Explode The Code Online launched

Dec 2007

Sitton Spelling and Word Skills is acquired

Jan 2008

MCI is published

Jul 2008

RTI Package for Academy of READING released

Aug 2009

AutoSkill International, developer of Academy of READING and Academy of MATH is acquired


S.P.I.R.E. 3rd Edition is published


Wordly Wise 3000 3rd Edition is published
Wordly Wise 3000 Online launched
MCI Online launched
Path Driver for Reading and Path Driver for Math launched


EPS partners with MathCoach Interactive