Simba Newsletters are the Source for News on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Education Market

Simba Newsletters are the Source for News on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Education Market

With changes amid the COVID-19 pandemic happening so quickly and continuously, Simba Information is sharing news about the virus-related changes in the K-12 and higher education markets and the companies that serve them.


More Money Could Flow to Schools from the States in Fiscal 2021

More Money Could Flow to Schools from the States in Fiscal 2021

As governors across the states begin first-quarter rollouts of budget proposals for fiscal 2021, some common themes are seen across budget proposals in some big states.


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.


Shutdown is Not Impacting Education Operations or Funding

Shutdown is Not Impacting Education Operations or Funding

The federal government shutdown has no implication for the Department of Education, which was one of the agencies that received a full-year fiscal 2019 appropriation under a spending bill passed and signed in October.


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.


Educators Look for “Integrated Ala Carte”

Educators Look for “Integrated Ala Carte”

School technology leaders increasingly report that they have infrastructure in place and student devices deployed, but they are still working on ways to use that technology to improve classroom instruction.


More Funding for Schools but Target is Broader than Instruction

More Funding for Schools but Target is Broader than Instruction

Larger allocations to the Department of Education are a positive for the companies that provide goods and services to schools, although growing emphasis on issues like school safety diverts funds that might otherwise be used to support instruction in the classroom.


What's Driving College Course Materials in 2018 & Beyond?

Several forces are at work in the U.S. market for higher education instructional materials, which Simba Information believes likely will have a long-term impact on the role of course materials in colleges and universities in the coming years.


Benchmark in LA and Other Adoption News

Benchmark in LA and Other Adoption News

Benchmark Education (New Rochelle, NY) took the K-5 schools in Los Angeles by storm this year in the elementary adoption of English language arts programs.


Trump Targets Expanding Access to Computer Science Education

Trump  Targets Expanding Access to Computer Science Education

The new initiative comes amid continued calls from technology companies for more skills training and reformed worker visas to fill high-demand technology and engineering roles and technology company executives generally reacted positively.