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PreK-12 Learning Group to Host Fall Policy Exchange

Focus on Standards, Alignment and Student Privacy

Washington, DC; July 10, 2014 — The AAP PreK-12 Learning Group Division is launching its first Fall Policy Exchange, a daylong conference offering insights into critical PreK-12 education issues — standards, alignment and student data privacy — for professionals across the learning resource industry. The new event will be held Thursday, September 11 in Washington, DC.

“Developers of instructional materials have a lot to navigate.” said Jay Diskey, Executive Director, PreK-12 Learning Group. “Because of the complex and ever-changing developments in politics, we will focus on key issues led by experts to help industry professionals manage their long-term strategies with greater discernment and efficiency.”

Takeaways for attendees will include business strategies to deal with fluctuations in school policy, content strategies focusing on student achievement amidst local political landscapes and development strategies to ensure data-driven results without compromised privacy.

Nathan Gonzales, deputy editor of The Rothenberg Report, will be keynote speaker. and provide insight into the mid-term elections.

Other speakers and moderators include Ezra Dodd Church, Morgan Lewis;Maria Fergusun, The Center for Education Policy at George Washington University; Aimee Rogstad Guidera, Data Quality Campaign; and Mark Schneiderman, The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

Sessions include Navigating the Student Data Privacy Jungle, Common Core Implementation: What’s the Future of the Core? and Redefining the Student Data Privacy Conversation. View the full schedule.

The event will be held at the Capital Hilton in downtown Washington, from 8:45AM-5:00PM. Registration and breakfast start at 7:30AM. Register online.


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.


About the PreK-12 Learning Group

The PreK-12 Learning Group Division of AAP serves its diverse membership by providing valuable resources and industry intelligence; fostering a fair, competitive and robust market; and encouraging the development of professional, quality content for teaching and learning. It engages state, local and federal policy leaders on such issues as funding, curriculum, testing, and literacy and organizes events, awards and programs to support professionals at all levels