PreK-12 Digital Market Survey 2015

One of the findings in the newly published Simba Information report for education—PreK-12 Digital Market Survey Report 2015—is that for the time being, at least, the major source for digital instructional materials continues to be commercial providers.

Simba data cited in Ed Week

Global Scientific & Technical Publishing 2015-2019

Reference management tools such as Mendeley and ReadCube only generate 1% to 2% of scientific and technical journal sales, but publishers are betting on them in a big way to build deeper relationships with customers — this according to the most recent report from media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information.

Public School Enrollment on the Rise

Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools has trended upward, increasing 26% from 39.4 million students in 1985 to 49.8 million students in 2012. Birth rates and immigration are the major factors driving the increase. Another contributing factor was the expansion in prekindergarten enrollment from approximately 200,000 students in 1985 to 1.4 million in 2013.

Opportunities for PreK-12 Educational Materials in the Consumer Market 2015

Simba Completes Acquisition of EMR

Simba Information, EM’s parent, in July completed its acquisition of Education Market Research, merging the two leading providers of business intelligence on the PreK-12 and college markets for instructional materials.

EMR Research Corner: Reading & CCSS

Informational text and writing are two areas where reading and English language arts educators are seeking new or different curriculum materials as they implement the Common Core State Standards. That is one of the findings of a new Common Core update report from Simba Information/Education Market Research.

Ed Tech Startup Quarterly Dashboard Launches

Start-ups like digital instructional materials platform provider Red Shelf (Chicago) and incubators and accelerators like EDGE EdTech are among the topics and analysis you’ll find in Ed Tech Startup Quarterly Dashboard, the new publication from Simba Information.

E-Rate Requests Down for FY 2015

From Electronic Education Report, May 22,2015
The demand for E-Rate funding for the year running July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2106 is $3.92 billion, down almost $900 million from fiscal year 2014. That estimate came in May from the Universal Service Administrative Co., the administrative arm of the Federal Communications Commission, which oversees E-Rate.

Districts Benefit from Title I Bump

From Electronic Education Report, April 10, 2015

Funding for Title I, the largest elementary and secondary education program that funds support for low-achieving children especially in high-poverty schools, climbed in fiscal year 2014, ended Sept. 30, 2014, to $14.38 billion, up from $13.76 billion in fiscal 2013 when sequester budget cuts took effect.


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