Lightswitch Learning, a Division of Sussman Education, Acquires Scobre Press

Lightswitch Learning, a national K-12 publisher and sales organization, has acquired high-interest educational publisher, Scobre Press. A publisher of high-interest fiction and nonfiction devoted to serving striving readers, Scobre Press has a catalog of more than 100 fiction and nonfiction titles that students from grades 4 and up have enjoyed for over 15 years.

Lightswitch Learning plans to continue the Scobre tradition of producing high-quality books that young people want to read, and that are accessible to students reading below level, by releasing 8 new titles from Scobre in the Fall of 2017. 

According to Ron Sussman, President of Lightswitch Learning, “The acquisition of Scobre Press is very exciting for us. With the varied high-interest content we now have available to customers through Scobre, we can continue to build on our promise to offer the best resources available at affordable prices. These are titles that students routinely choose to read—and we believe that adding this content to our bookbag will allow us to reach a population that likely needs our help the most.”  

These are titles that students routinely choose to read—and we believe that adding this content to our bookbag will allow us to reach a population that likely needs our help the most.

Ron Sussman, President, Sussman Education

Steve Sussman, Lightswitch Learning co-founder adds, “We have seen first-hand the impact that accessible content can have for reluctant or remedial readers. The Scobre library of books gives us the chance to touch so many more students. We are excited and proud to be able to support literacy across the country with this quality content.”

Scobre Press was among the first to pioneer the concept of differentiated instruction. Many of the titles in the Scobre library are offered as paired sets on two unique reading levels, so that striving and proficient readers can access and discuss content together. Scobre has emphasized a variety of stories about sports and careers through their Dream Series and Future Stars Series collections. Recently published Scobre content focuses on empowering young people by inspiring them. Titles that focus on the great achievements of minorities, women, and teenagers, will help show young people that while the obstacles in front of them may be daunting, their dreams are achievable.   

About Lightswitch Learning 

Lightswitch Learning provides schools, teachers, parents and students with resources on family engagement, social-emotional learning, career exploration and much more.

Sussman Education, the parent company of Lightswitch Learning, was founded in 1971 by Joe and Elaine Sussman. Joe and Elaine’s sons, Ron and Steve, took over the business in 2001. After repeatedly hearing from clients about the lack of meaningful family engagement and social-emotional learning resources available, they decided to launch Lightswitch Learning. This national line of parent guides, high-interest informational texts, and picture books is dedicated to helping educators and parents become stronger collaborators and providing students with resources that build on social-emotional development through literacy.

Sussman Education partners with some of the biggest names in edtech and publishing to get high quality resources into New York City, Long Island, and Northern New York schools.

Media Contact:
​Patrick Richardson
212.371.9199
​patrick@sussmansales.com

Source: Lightswitch Learning


Categories: Books, Publishing and Printing, Curriculum and Course Materials, Literacy, Education

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