About Us

The Studies Weekly Mission

Have a positive influence on children’s education in these two ways:

  • Help Teachers

    Provide the most implementation ready solution for teaching children required state content standards and framework skills as part of their literacy education.

  • Engage Students

    Provide content learning experiences based on primary records that turn the hearts of children to their progenitors—to transfer love of country, love of humanity, love of learning, integrity, hard work and passion for one's beliefs, whatever they may be, to the next generation.

Give a kid a choice between a textbook and a colorful, kid-friendly magazine and it won't take him long to choose. Put the two together and you've got a winning combination-educational material that makes learning fun! CEO, Ed Rickers is at the helm of a company that does just that.

Studies Weekly began in 1984 when 4th grade teacher Paul Thompson found no state history textbook to use in his class. He decided to write a state history "textbook" in a weekly magazine format, and Studies Weekly was born.

Mr. Thompson was clearly onto something with this creative solution. Ed Rickers, his son-in-law, later joined the company in 1997.

With his background in business, and a heart-felt desire to succeed in bringing a better education to America's youth, Mr. Rickers was in a unique position to make a difference in the way educational materials were perceived. He saw an opportunity to build an innovative company and began hiring former teachers, editors, illustrators, graphic designers and web programmers as the company began to grow. He and his team's hard work dedication to education is the foundation from which Studies Weekly's current success grew.

Today Studies Weekly publications are used in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We still provide the advantages Mr. Thompson originally delivered for teachers and students. Implementation ready resources for teachers and more engagement for students.