Back to School with Money and Masks

Back to School with Money and Masks

As the start of the 2021-2022 school year approached in August, school superintendents were focused on active learning, engagement and building deep connections, but found that COVID-19 continued to impact schools.


PreK-12 Instructional Materials Providers Focus on Digital as the Industry Reacts to Education Market Changes

PreK-12 Instructional Materials Providers Focus on Digital as the Industry Reacts to Education Market Changes

One of the most interesting points about the pandemic is how it has propelled the transition to more digital learning in U.S. schools. The need for online products and services rose dramatically.


Birth Rates Impact Enrollment and the Educational Resources Market

Birth Rates Impact Enrollment and the Educational Resources Market

Birth rates in the U.S. were declining even before COVID-19, which looks to be another drag on them.


Webinar Recap: The State of K-12 Education in 2021

Webinar Recap: The State of K-12 Education in 2021

Simba Information’s Managing Editor and Senior Analyst Kathy Mickey joined a panel in a recent webinar of experts by Westchester Education Services. Read how schools have adapted to educate students and support teachers during COVID-19 and what to expect as we look ahead to the new school year.


Companies Offer Guidance as Federal Stimulus Funding Flows

Companies Offer Guidance as Federal Stimulus Funding Flows

With the passage in March of a third COVID-19 relief bill, an unprecedented flow of money is coming to U.S. K-12 schools.


K-12 Focus in 2021: Getting Back to School

K-12 Focus in 2021: Getting Back to School

Expectations are that K-12 learning will take place in a mix of in-person, remote and hybrid models through the rest of the 20-21 school year. As a result, this blog covers some issues that Simba Information expects to play out in the coming year.


Did You Know...Open Access Book Publishing Edition

Enjoy this fast fact from Simba Information’s report, "Open Access Book Publishing 2020-2024"


Cost of Open Access Book Publishing Goes Under the Microscope

Cost of Open Access Book Publishing Goes Under the Microscope

No lunch is free, but OA’s price tag has some losing their appetite


Simba Expects K-12 Industry to See Some--but Low--Growth by 2023

Simba Expects K-12 Industry to See Some--but Low--Growth by 2023

This blog is based on the new Simba Information report "Publishing for the PreK-12 Market, 2020-2021"


Flexibility Is Key for Professional Learning in COVID-19 Pandemic

Flexibility Is Key for Professional Learning in COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus crisis accelerated some trends that were happening already in both student and professional learning, most notably a move to digital learning.