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America's School Publishers Support the Nation's Second Annual Digital Learning Day

Publishers Offer Breadth of Digital Content for Students, Teachers

Washington, DC; February. 4, 2013 — For the second year, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and its K-12 School Division members are supporting Digital Learning Day, February 6, and will serve as a 2013 partner in the national initiative.

“Education publishers are joining with all other Digital Learning Day partners in the commitment to raise awareness about the importance of bringing top-quality learning content into the classroom through cutting-edge technology,” said Jay Diskey, Executive Director, School Division, AAP.

Digital Learning Day, produced by the Alliance for Excellent Education, is a national campaign celebrating teachers and showcasing successful instructional practice and effective use of technology in classrooms across the country. This year’s event unites teachers, schools, administrators, community leaders, parents, students and others in the education community nationwide in a shared goal of incorporating more digital content and technologies in classrooms to improve learning.

Education publishers have been producing learning materials in digital formats for years and welcome the increased acceptance and use of these tools. “Technology and digital content play very important roles in publisher-developed instructional systems, with many programs incorporating innovative digital and online learning resources that allow for personalized learning for every student,” Diskey added. “Since last year’s Digital Learning Day, publishers have seen significant growth in use of these resources in classrooms across the country. We hope this year’s activities will raise awareness and interest even further.”

U.S. educational publishers offer a breadth of digital content for teachers and students. These include dedicated websites created to support student textbooks and links to digital support materials; electronic lesson plans designed to correlate to state standards; online formative assessment with instructional support along with online tutoring and test banks; data systems; and individual DVDs, CDs and audio files. Additionally, publishers provide digitally-based teacher presentations and productivity tools.

The Association of American Publishers is the national trade association representing 300 premier US publishers of high-quality entertainment, education, professional and scholarly content, produced using the most current technology, reaching the world.


The Association of American Publishers (AAP) represents about four hundred member organizations including major commercial, digital learning and education and professional publishers alongside independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies. We represent the industry’s priorities on policy, legislative and regulatory issues regionally, nationally and worldwide. These include the protection of intellectual property rights and worldwide copyright enforcement, digital and new technology issues, funding for education and libraries, tax and trade, censorship and literacy. Find us online at www.publishers.org or on twitter at @AmericanPublish.