The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) have agreed to combine AEP’s programming and professional development with AAP’s public policy advocacy to provide comprehensive services for the preK-12 education publishing industry.

This interesting data was found on the Association of American Publishers website in their release  titled, “Association of Educational Publishers, Association of American Publishers to Merge.”

“We are especially proud of the programs we’ve developed at AEP and are glad that they will be continued and enhanced,” said Lee Wilson, President of the Board of AEP. “Through this partnership, we will be able to support professionals across the industry in deeper, richer ways.”

Their first joint initiative was in 2011, and since then they have worked together with great success. With the industry shifting, it seems a logical and not very surprising move.

Melody K. Smith

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