PreK-12 Learning Group

Supporting the creation of innovative learning tools integral to educating our next generation of citizens, while promoting a fair, competitive, and thriving marketplace for PreK-12 publishing of all types on all platforms.

Who We Are

As a division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the PreK-12 Learning Group serves the learning resource industry by advocating for and increasing the accessibility of professional, quality content for education.

Our members, ranging from international multimillion-dollar organizations to start-up companies developing a single product, produce materials in all media for all subjects and all learning environments. Together, they provide a rich array of innovative learning resources that together touch virtually every school, teacher and family across the nation and around the world.

Learn more about the PreK-12 Learning Group.









What We Do

We serve our diverse membership by providing valuable resources and industry intelligence; fostering a fair, competitive, and robust market; and encouraging the development of professional, quality educational materials for teaching and learning.

  • Advocacy – We provide members with several ways to learn more about and advocate on important policy issues, including newsletters, webinars, and committees.
  • Programs – We offer professional development opportunities that keep learning resource developers up-to-date on the information impacting their business and their customers.
  • Awards – We honor individual achievement and recognize effective and engaging educational resources through our Lamplighter Honors and REVERE Awards.
  • Information – We publish newsletters, a blog, whitepapers, and more on timely topics affecting the education resource community.
  • Center for Innovation and Digital Learning - A new initiative from AAP, the CIDL aims to promote a steady influx of forward-thinking ideas into the learning resource market and to support the development of next-generation educational technology

Coming up with the PreK-12 Learning Group

Webinar - The Conversations You Should be Having about the PreK-12 Market (April 13, 2017 | 1-2 pm EDT). Join us for this webinar where you’ll hear from three industry veterans on the issues they are watching, the innovations they think are fads, and what trends they think are for real.

Content in Context (CIC) conference (May 24-26, 2017) - Join us at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel for the premier professional development and networking event for the learning resource industry. Early bird rates end March 31.

AAP Celebrates the Golden Lamp Awards and Lamplighter Honors (May 25, 2017) - Find out which products will be named the best learning resources of 2017 and honor three extraordinary leaders who have made a positive impact on our industry and the education community.

Click here for more information on upcoming events.


Why Join

The Learning Group is the only organization serving the entire PreK-12 market, no matter the media or the learning environment. We offer:

  • Industry Advocacy
  • Industry and Market Intelligence
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Professional Development

Learn more about our membership benefits.​