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.


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.


K12 Inc. Investments Point to Interest in Digital Learning and Workforce Readiness

K12 Inc. Investments Point to Interest in Digital Learning and Workforce Readiness

K12 Inc., manager of virtual schools and provider of online learning resources, in August made a $9 million investment in STEM Premier to help grow the online community that links current and future workforce talent with organizational recruiting needs in a variety of career fields.


Your Voice: Q&A - The Future of Educational Publishing

Your Voice: Q&A - The Future of Educational Publishing

EM recently chatted with Bradley Metrock, CEO of Score Publishing, which owns and operates Digital Book World, about the future of educational publishing.


Renaissance Acquires myON Digital Literacy Platform

Renaissance Acquires myON Digital Literacy Platform

Renaissance in March acquired myON, adding more digital options to the company’s literacy solutions. The intent is to pair myON’s digital content library and literacy tools with Renaissance’s reading practice and assessment offerings to deliver a comprehensive suite of reading solutions to educators and students.


Selling K-12 Social Studies

Selling K-12 Social Studies

Simba Information’s "2017 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2018 Outlook" is the most recent addition to the Simba Knowledge Center.


New Opportunities for Science Resource Providers

As schools adopt the Next Generation Science Standards and broaden science instruction in the classroom to STEM, there is growing educator interest in acquiring new resources to meet changing needs


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.


Education Technology Acquisitions Continue as 2017 Turns to 2018

Education Technology Acquisitions Continue as 2017 Turns to 2018

Private equity companies were big players in the educational technology market in 2017 as they continued to be flush with cash in a generally good economy where interest rates remained low.


Data and Technology Lead to Change in Executive Suites

Data and Technology Lead to Change in Executive Suites

The large traditional educational publishers have been staking outposts (or headquarters) in urban innovation areas to tap a new recruiting pool and to help cloak themselves the aura of technological change.