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.


OER Use in K-12 Classrooms Likely to Accelerate

OER Use in K-12 Classrooms Likely to Accelerate

A number of factors are driving the adoption of open educational resources in K-12 classrooms, including a fit with current educational trends, an interest in staying current amid changing standards and societal changes, policies put forth at the district, state and federal level and financial implications.


College Course Materials Undergoing Change in Format, Pricing and Distribution

College Course Materials Undergoing Change in Format, Pricing and Distribution

College course materials continue to undergo change from format to pricing amid shifts in demand from student purchasers, among the instructors who make initial adoptions for courses, and among institutions, where curriculum requirements and offerings are being adjusted and where guidelines on fee structures and how course materials can be acquired are changing.


Department of Education Provides STEM Funding

Department of Education Provides STEM Funding

The Department of Education in fiscal 2018 not only fulfilled but surpassed a directive from President Trump to provide $200 million for science, technology, engineering and math, including computer science, education. The Department awarded $279 million in STEM discretionary grant funds in the fiscal year.


Elections Lead to Changes in State Boards of Education Members and Agenda Issues

Elections Lead to Changes in State Boards of Education Members and Agenda Issues

For more information on how policy and funding impacts the educational publishing market, check out Simba's report, "Publishing for PreK-12 Market 2018-2019".


Waterford Will Expand Kindergarten Readiness in Five States

Waterford Will Expand Kindergarten Readiness in Five States

The Waterford Institute has been awarded a five-year, $14.2 million grant to launch Waterford UPSTART pilot programs in Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, and Montana, affording children in each of these states complimentary access to the Institute’s kindergarten readiness program.