updated 5/5/2011 8:46:21 AM ET 2011-05-05T12:46:21

GREENVILLE, Wis., May 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- School Specialty (Nasdaq:SCHS), a leading education company providing supplemental learning products to the PreK-12 market, has announced that management will speak at the Robert W. Baird 2011 Growth Stock Conference, scheduled May 10 - 11 in Chicago.

The School Specialty presentation by President and Chief Executive Officer David Vander Zanden and Chief Financial Officer David Vander Ploeg will take place the second day of the conference, May 11, beginning at 8:15 a.m. Central Time (9:15 a.m. Eastern). Investors may access a live web cast of the presentation by visiting the Investors section of School Specialty's web site prior to the presentation start time, at www.schoolspecialty.com .

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.

For more information about School Specialty, visit www.schoolspecialty.com.

CONTACT: Dave Vander Ploeg
         Chief Financial Officer
         920-882-5854
         
         Mark Fleming
         Communications & Investor Relations
         920-882-5646

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