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Hanna D. Bauer, President and CEO of American Book Company and a member of the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group Executive Council, recently returned from Brazil as part of her company’s planned expansion to the global market. In an interview with AAP, she talks about how the Learning Group’s Global Forum...
Michael Jay, President of Educational Systemics and host of EdTableTalk, gathered three educational publishing veterans to talk about the benefits of membership and making the most out of joining industry associations. For Jay, after he left teaching joining an association was a way to find the...
Lisa Kaplan, Principal of Andrew Jackson School in PA and the2015 Winner of the Escalante-Gradillas Prize for Best in Education, will be speaking at Content in Context about how she turned her school around. She’ll address not only the multiple needs of failing schools, but also how communities...
Sally Isaacs, Co-chair, 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference, spoke with the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group about the conference and why education has become an integral theme of the event. How is education represented at the conference, and why is it important? This conference is a...
The number of English language learners (ELLs) may be increasing in the United States, but a new article from Education Week says teachers aren't finding a corresponding growth in the educational materials. According to teachers interviewed for the piece, there are a variety of needs, from embedded...
Even though the United States recently recorded a record 82.3% percent graduation rate, the gain has slowed down. The U.S. is no longer on track to reach a 90% graduation rate by 2020. The new report Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates sheds light...
ESSA has been touted as the bill that gives control over education back to the states, but what does that really mean? At the 2016 Content in Context from the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group, we will be taking a deeper look into ESSA, how much education systems will really change, and the potential...
Guest post by Jenny Schumacher, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Agile Education Marketing Over the years, sales and marketing strategies in the education market have changed, but one fundamental thing hasn’t: this market is built on trusted relationships. So how can businesses make...
Game-based learning seems to have all of the hallmarks prized in the 21st Century classroom: increased student engagement, focus on critical thinking skills, opportunities for both collaboration & individualized learning, and improved digital literacy. At AAP’s 2016 Content in Context...
As part of its focus on education equity, the U.S. Department of Education studied diversity among K-12 educators. While acknowleding that all forms of diversity (socioeconomic, gender, religious, etc.) can have a positive impact on the classroom, the researchers focused on ethnic diversity and the...

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