PreK-12 Learning Group Member News

Read the latest press releases and updates from Learning Group members. Click here for information on submitting a press release. 


New Chapter for myON as an Independent Literacy Software Company

Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital reading products and services, announced today that Francisco Partners, a leading technology investment firm, has acquired myON. In conjunction with the transaction, Francisco Partners plans to make a significant growth investment in myON.

Read the press release.

Contact: Jennifer Glidden, Capstone


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Next Generation Social Studies Program for Grades K-6 to Inspire Connections Between Students and their World

Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the release of HMH Kids Discover Social Studies ©2018, its social studies curricula for grades K - 6. The standards-based program includes a wide array of history and geography materials that develop active inquiry skills among elementary students. Presented in a student-friendly magazine-style format, HMH Kids Discover Social Studies combines hands-on lessons with digital assets that allow students to experience content in a fun, bold and engaging manner. Built in partnership with Kids Discover, a leading provider of dynamic, engaging Science and Social Studies curriculum, this next generation curricula series supports both ELA and Social Studies requirements for reading, critical thinking and skills support so teachers can confidently implement cross-curricular instruction while preparing students for college, career and beyond.

Contact: Jacob Hanson, PR with Panache! for Kids Discover


Vernier to Host 29 Free Data-Collection Workshops this Spring

Vernier Software & Technology will host 29 free, hands-on workshops this spring to help science and STEM educators learn how to use and integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. Kicking off this month, each four-hour workshop will be led by a Vernier training specialist who will guide attendees through classroom-ready experiments using Vernier award-winning hardware, software, and mobile technologies for physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, Earth science, and middle school science.

Contact: Daylene Long, Vernier Software & Technology


California’s Capistrano Unified School District Deepens Partnership with Discovery Education to Launch New Professional Development Initiative Supporting STEM Education

California’s Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) announced today an expansion of its partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. In this new phase of collaboration, Discovery Education will support CUSD’s efforts to develop district educators’ capacity to build and sustain a culture of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in their school system through the implementation of a multi-year STEM professional development initiative in 11 district elementary schools.

Read the press release.

Contact: Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education


MDR's Report "Hearts and Smarts: What Makes Educators Care About Your Content," Demonstrates the Art of Building Rapport With Educators 

MDR, a leader in K-12 integrated marketing solutions, just released its pulse tracking "Hearts and Smarts: What Makes Educators Care About Your Content," marketing report. This special and free report offers school marketers the "best of the best" content marketing practices to help them improve their connections with educators and ultimately their business goals.

Download "Hearts and Smarts: What Makes Educators Care About Your Content."

Contact: Valerie Chernak for MDR



Today,  Discovery Education and 3M announced the launch of the first Young Scientist Global Virtual Field Trip for kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms with exclusive access to 3M Headquarters’ ‘World of Innovation’ in St. Paul, Minn.   Broadcast live on February 23, 2017, at 1 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST, classrooms can register to attend this unique event by visiting  This Virtual Field Trip is part of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier competition recognizing scientific thinking and imagination in curious students in grades 5-8. This year, the Young Scientist Challenge celebrates its 10th anniversary. 

Contact: Dara Klatt, Discovery Education


How to Submit a Press Release

The AAP PreK-12 Learning Group will accept press releases from all Learning Group member organizations and industry partners. Releases are generally left online for one month; the Learning Group reserves the right to refuse or remove a posting at any time.

Please allow 1-2 business days for submitted news to appear. Representatives of PreK-12 Learning Group members who submit press releases on their clients' behalf are responsible for the accuracy of the information.

If you are interested in joining the PreK-12 Learning Group, contact Rachel Burgos at 267-351-4320.

Please submit press releases to Stacey Pusey.