What is the connection between Sussman Education and Lightswitch Learning?

Sussman Education (founded in 1971) is a consulting group that partners with some of the biggest names in educational publishing and technology to bring high-quality curriculum and supplemental resources to New York City, Upstate New York, and Long Island schools.

Lightswitch Learning is a publishing imprint that was launched by the executive team at Sussman Education to address the needs of educators and families across the United States. Lightswitch Learning’s mission is to provide the most engaging and relevant resources parents and teachers need to help children succeed socially, emotionally, physically, and academically.

To support its mission, Lightswitch Learning publishes inspiring picture books, informational text collections, fiction collections, and bullying prevention programs for students. These titles model positive behaviors that can help students build the self-confidence they need to manage academic and social stresses while improving literacy skills and subject knowledge. Resources for teachers include professional development materials, companion teacher’s guides, classroom activities, and more. Parents are supported with parent guides created by leading practitioners to provide practical strategies to support their children in today’s complex world. These resources help students build 21st-century skills and are available in grade-appropriate bundles for schools and community engagement programs.

Lightswitch Learning donates a portion of the proceeds from their books to a number of non-profit organizations with related social missions, including: pacer.org, nobully.org, reason2smile.org, afroamcivilwar.org and many others.

How can I place an order using my school’s PO system?

To place an order with a PO, please contact our Support staff at 800-350-7180 or [email protected]. Our Support staff is happy to help you with any questions Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Is there someone I can talk to about a customized order for my school?

To learn more about our customizable services, please fill out the form on our contact us page and a representative will be in touch with you in 1 to 2 business days.

How long does it take to ship books to my school?

Depending on your location, books are delivered within 3 to 7 business days of purchase.

Do you offer school discounts when buying in bulk?

If you’d like to place a bulk order of any of our products please call our Support staff and we will work to provide you with the best value possible.

Is there a minimum number of books I have to order for my school?

There are no order minimums, but please note that all book orders under $150 will be charged an additional $15 for shipping costs.

Do your books come with lesson plans?

Select titles come with Depth of Knowledge sections, complete with discussion questions, group activities, glossaries and more.

Will your authors speak at our school?

Lightswitch Learning authors travel around the country sharing their stories with school communities and we’d love to bring them to yours. If you’re interested in having an author speak at your school please call our Support staff at 800-350-7180, email [email protected], or fill out the form on our contact page.

What grade levels do have books for?

We have books for students in grades K-12 and companion resources for parents and educators.

Do you sell directly to districts or only to schools?

Lightswitch Learning sells products to districts, schools, community-based organizations, non-profit organizations, and individuals.

Who publishes your books?

Lightswitch Learning is the publisher of all products on this site.

How long have you been in operation?

The parent company of Lightswitch Learning, Sussman Education, has been in business since 1971. Lightswitch Learning was launched in 2012.

How do you work with not for profit organizations?

Lightswitch Learning donates a portion of proceeds from our work to numerous non-profit organizations, including: pacer.org, nobully.org, reason2smile.org, afroamcivilwar.org and many others.

Can I find your books on Amazon?

Many Lightswitch Learning titles are available for purchase on Amazon. If you would like to purchase a Lightswitch Learning title and are unable to find it on Amazon or Lightswitch Learning, please contact our Support staff at 800-350-7180 or [email protected]. You can also fill out the form on our contact page.

Do you send sample copies of your books to schools or teachers for review / consideration?

Yes. If you would like to review samples of any of our books please contact our Support staff at 800-350-7180 or [email protected]. You can also fill out the form on our contact page. We are happy to work with you to find the best titles for your school or classrooms.

Do your authors do book signing events?

Yes! Contact us at 800-350-7180 or [email protected] to learn more about bringing our authors to your school or community for a book signing event. You can also fill out the form on our contact page.

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