GREENVILLE, Wis., Aug. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- School Specialty (Nasdaq:SCHS), a leading K-12 education company with the broadest array of products in the market, has scheduled its fiscal 2013 first quarter conference call for Thursday, August 23 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The company's news release detailing the financial results for the quarter will be issued August 23, before the open of trading on the NASDAQ Market.

The call, along with accompanying slides, will be available via live webcast from the Investors section of School Specialty's website under Presentations. The call and slide presentation will be archived on the company's website and available later in the day.

About School Specialty, Inc.

School Specialty is a leading education company that provides innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to help educators engage and inspire students of all ages and abilities to learn. The company designs, develops, and provides preK-12 educators with the latest and very best curriculum, supplemental learning resources, and school supplies. Working in collaboration with educators, School Specialty reaches beyond the scope of textbooks to help teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators ensure that every student reaches his or her full potential.

Accelerated Learning's major products include: Wordly Wise 3000(R), Premier(TM) Agenda, Delta Education(TM), FOSS(R), CPO Science (TM), Frey Scientific (R), Educator's Publishing Service, Academy of Reading(R), Think Math!(TM), MCI(R), S.P.I.R.E.(R) and SPARK(TM). Educational Resources proprietary brands include: Education Essentials(R), Sportime(R), Childcraft(R), Sax(R) Arts & Crafts, Califone(R), abc(R), Abilitations(R), School Smart(R), Classroom Select(TM) and Projects by Design(R).

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CONTACT: School Specialty, Inc.         Elizabeth Higashi (Investor Relations)         920 243-5392