Educational Publishers Association Honors McGraw-Hill for Outstanding Talent Development

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The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) honors McGraw-Hill School Education for outstanding recruitment and professional development.

The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP), the nonprofit member organization serving the educational resource industry, today honored McGraw-Hill School Education with its inaugural Talent Development Innovator Award. The award, established through the support off Nelson B. Heller, Ph.D., recognizes individuals and companies that strive to create the next generation of successful industry leaders through their outstanding hiring, professional development, and career advancement programs.

The award also works in concert with AEP’s Improving Learning Resources through Diversity (ILRTD) project, which is funded in part by the State of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community and Economic Development. ILRTD seeks to create jobs and improve educational outcomes through rigorous recruitment of minority professionals into the educational publishing field. This initiative aims to reduce unintended cultural bias in instructional materials by shaping an industry work force that more accurately represents the face of America’s classrooms.

McGraw-Hill was chosen for its vast investment in creating the future leaders of educational publishing, from its internship program focusing on new recruits to leadership and management programs that invest in the skills of current, valuable employees.

The company is also dedicated to recruiting from a diverse talent pool to ensure that the voices of all cultures are present in their publications.

"Through the Talent Development Innovator Award program, our goal is to encourage innovative practices in recruitment and professional development to ensure that educational publishing continues to thrive and serve the next generations of educators and students," said Charlene Gaynor, CEO of AEP. "McGraw-Hill is truly setting the standard in this arena."

To learn more about McGraw-Hill School Education's talent development programs, go to

Potential recipients of the Talent Development Award include organizations that have one or more of the following:

  • Effective recruiting programs, including outreach to high school and college populations making career choices, and also programs that encourage ethnic diversity in our professional ranks by specifically recruiting talent from minority populations
  • Training programs, including successful courses themselves or company support for such programs (such as reimbursement for completed professional development courses)
  • Mentoring programs that pair young professionals with more experienced industry talent to help them advance through the ranks to assume more responsibility
  • Executive search and placement programs helping to bring new talent into our industry from other industries or helping professionals within our industry qualify for and find higher level positions within their own organizations or others in our industry

Dan Caton, Executive Vice President of McGraw-Hill School Education, was on hand to accept the award at AEP's annual Hall of Fame Breakfast and Induction Ceremony. This prestigious event honors three individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the educational resource community.

For more information, or to nominate an individual or company that we should consider for the Talent Development Innovator award, please visit

If you are interested in finding out more or getting involved with diversity in educational publishing, go to and register.

About AEP
The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) is the professional association for publishers of supplemental educational materials. Its membership represents the breadth of educational content developers and service providers delivering progressive products in both print and electronic formats to today's schools and colleges. Founded in 1895, AEP now assists its members in navigating the global realities of publishing in the 21st Century through its professional development programming, government relations efforts, and opportunities for collaboration and partnership. For more information, visit

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