Digital Media Projected to Capture 60.1% Share of PreK-12 Instructional Materials in 2019

Digital Media Projected to Capture 60.1% Share of PreK-12 Instructional Materials in 2019

Simba Information estimates that the PreK-12 instructional materials industry generated $8.51 billion in sales in 2018, down 1.2% from an estimated $8.62 billion in 2017.


Testing, OER, Adoptions Reflect Competitive Drivers in K-12 Instructional Materials Industry

Testing, OER, Adoptions Reflect Competitive Drivers in K-12 Instructional Materials Industry

One of the biggest drivers of market change for providers of K-12 instructional materials is the disruption in the testing industry, as states continue to change their testing requirements for students.


Birth Rates, Immigration and PreK Expansion Drive Student Population Growth

Birth Rates, Immigration and PreK Expansion Drive Student Population Growth

Total public-school enrollment is projected to continue increasing through fall 2028.


Takeaways from 2018 Instructional Materials Adoption Can Inform Expectations in 2019

Takeaways from 2018 Instructional Materials Adoption Can Inform Expectations in 2019

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may have thrown a curve ball into publishers’ plans for success in the Florida math adoption in 2018, but he also may have done the industry a favor by smoothing out the adoption opportunity over more years, disrupting the peaks and valleys cycle that has plagued the industry for decades.


Cengage and McGraw-Hill to Merge, Providing Students With More Affordable Access to Superior Course Materials and Platforms

McGraw-Hill and Cengage today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger on equal terms.


Publishers and Institutions Give Inclusive Access a Try

Publishers and Institutions Give Inclusive Access a Try

Colleges and universities and publishers and bookstores are looking to address the changing course materials needs of college students and faculty.


Math Instruction Broadening to STEM Education

Math Instruction Broadening to STEM Education

Some mathematics educators are broadening the instruction they give students to integrate science, technology and engineering with the goal of better preparing students for future study and careers and making student learning more engaging and relevant to real-life.


More Money Could Flow to Schools from the States in Fiscal 2020

More Money Could Flow to Schools from the States in Fiscal 2020

An early look at the state budgets being proposed for fiscal 2020 indicates increased funding for education is included in many governors’ proposals, most notably in the U.S. state with the largest population—California.


Threats to Copyright Protections Seen As “Existential”

Threats to Copyright Protections Seen As “Existential”

Many individual nations and trade groups around the world are examining their copyright laws, so the issues are constantly being debated and negotiated.


Panel: Europe’s Open Access Plan S Unlikely to Sway U.S. Policy

Panel: Europe’s Open Access Plan S Unlikely to Sway U.S. Policy

A coalition of European national research institutes’ bold plan to divert the researchers it funds away from publishing results in journals that collect subscription fees would face a tougher path in the U.S. — this was the consensus of a law and policy panel assembled by the Association of American Publishers at its annual professional and scholarly publishers conference.