Arkansas Company Wins AEP's Top Publishing Award

LITTLE ROCK, AR., June 11, 2004 - BestQuest Teaching Systems was presented two distinguished awards by judges for the Association for Educational Publishers. The Distinguished Achievement Award and the most prestigious award in educational publishing, Golden Lamp Award, were bestowed for BestQuest's Algebra I program, Algebra'scool®. More than 1,400 entries were submitted to be considered for these highly coveted awards.

Founder and President, Joseph A. Irby, established BestQuest Teaching Systems in 2001, to produce effective instructional materials for teachers and students. BestQuest's first product, Algebra'scool, is a comprehensive, supplemental Algebra I program presented on DVDs with supporting instructional print materials.

BestQuest Teaching Systems joins an elite cadre of companies in the supplemental publishing field who have been honored for excellence in their products. An AEP award, earned after thorough analysis by a national panel of experts, confers upon the winner the right to display the coveted Lamp of Learning logo on its products, website, stationery, etc. This "seal of approval" tells consumers a product has met the highest standard of excellence.

These distinguished awards were presented at AEP's 41st annual gala held June 8 - 9 in Alexandria, VA. AEP, founded in 1895, is a national, nonprofit organization. Its membership includes publishers of school and teacher materials, magazines and websites for children and students of all ages, educational foundations, education writers, schools and school districts.

For more information about Algebra'scool, contact Dr. Scottie Glasgow, Vice-President of BestQuest Teaching Systems, toll-free at 866-882-2665 or at For more information about AEP, contact Stacey Pusey, AEP Communications Manager, at 856-241-7772. The AEP website is