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.


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.


Cambium Learning Joins Move to Private Equity

Cambium Learning Joins Move to Private Equity

Cambium Learning Group is being sold to private equity Veritas Capital, with holders of Cambium common stock entitled to receive $14.50 in cash per share at the expected closing of the deal in fourth quarter 2018 or first quarter 2019.


With Florida Approval, All 50 States Ready to Implement ESSA

With Florida Approval, All 50 States Ready to Implement ESSA

All 50 states have approved plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act after the September approval of the fifth version of a plan from Florida by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.


U.S. Textbook Exports Fall 7.3% in First Half of the Year

U.S. Textbook Exports Fall 7.3% in First Half of the Year

In an era of trade wars and challenges to traditional formats and distribution models, U.S. education publishers are re-examining their business models for approaching international markets.


Digital Media Captures 56.6% Share of PreK-12 Instructional Materials in 2017

Digital Media Captures 56.6% Share of PreK-12 Instructional Materials in 2017

Because of the inroads made by digital materials, the old way of doing business—having the large textbook publishers make their moves in major adoptions, followed by supplemental publishers coming in to fill in specific gaps—has given way.