Frontline Education Awarded Gold at 2018 Philadelphia ADDY® Awards for The Line

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Frontline Education’s dedication to the education community exemplified in one of a kind publication for nation’s education leaders

MALVERN, PA – – March 20, 2018. Frontline Education today announced that the team, in collaboration with the Karma Agency, received a Gold ADDY® Award for publication design at the 2018 Philadelphia American Advertising Federation Awards for the second issue of The Line.

The Line is written by education leaders for education leaders and endeavors to encourage civil discourse and action around the most challenging issues facing K-12 education. A publication of the Frontline Research & Learning Institute, The Line releases two print editions annually as well as regularly updated digital content and online features. The Institute serves as the research arm for Frontline Education, an integrated insights partner to more than 12,000 educational organizations nationwide.

“We are incredibly proud of the effort that has gone into The Line as well as the recognition that the publication has received since launching last year. These awards are further validation of the team’s world-class standards and representative of how Frontline employees across the company approach their work every day,” said Frontline President & CEO, Tim Clifford. “It is an honor to win a gold ADDY award and it reinforces the importance of the work we are doing for the education community through The Line as well as the critical balance between concept, content and design.”

The Line focuses on engagement and thoughtful debate among education leaders not as a choice, but rather an imperative to better public education. The content of the second issue focused on school choice and the design of the publication was heavily influenced by the topic. The cover, a physical representation of the childhood game of chance “rock, paper, scissors,” conveyed the theme of school choice and visual cues continued throughout the publication.

“Working on The Line has been an exciting and rewarding journey from concept to print,” said Art Director for The Line, Jon Pope. “With each issue, we continue to push ourselves to enhance the design aspect of the publication while adapting to each individual issue’s central topic. It has been a challenge that we have met with success through the collaboration of our in-house creative team and the Karma team.”

In addition to the print publication, The Line publishes monthly web exclusives that focus on timely education topics. For more information about The Line visit the website at and for updates follow on Twitter.

About Frontline Education: 

Frontline Education is an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 educational organizations, representing over 80,000 schools and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. With nearly 20 years of experience serving the front line of education, Frontline Education is dedicated to providing actionable insights that enable informed decisions and drive engagement across school systems.

Bringing together the best education software solutions into one unified platform, Frontline makes it possible to efficiently and effectively manage the administrative needs of the education community, including their recruiting and hiring, absence and time management, professional growth and special education. Frontline Education corporate headquarters are in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with offices in Andover, Massachusetts, Rockville Centre, New York and Chicago, Illinois.

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About the Frontline Research & Learning Institute:

The Frontline Research & Learning Institute is a division of Frontline Education, an integrated insights partner to K-12 organizations nationwide. The Institute is a learning organization dedicated to providing data-driven research, resources, and observations to support and advance the educational community. Driven by the vast amount of records across Frontline’s comprehensive solutions portfolio, the Institute leverages data from more than 12,000 educational organizations, representing over 80,000 schools and several million users, to reach findings and provide benchmarks that inform strategic decision-making for the education community. The Frontline Research & Learning Institute works with Johns Hopkins Center for Research and Reform in Education to ensure all research reports and analyses are rigorously-validated and representative of national data.
About the ADDY® Awards: 

The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

Selection of the most creative entry in each category is affected by a scoring process in which a panel of judges evaluates all creative dimensions of every entry. A GOLD ADDY is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence and is judged to be superior to all other entries in the category. Entries that are also considered outstanding and worthy of recognition receive a SILVER ADDY. The number of awards given in each category is determined by the judges, based on the relative quality of work in that category.

About the American Advertising Federation: 

Established in 1905, the American Advertising Federation (AAF), acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” Its membership is comprised of nearly 100 corporate members made up of the nation’s leading advertisers, agencies, and media companies; a national network of nearly 200 local clubs representing 40,000 advertising professionals; and more than 200 college chapters with 5,000 student members.