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.


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.


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.


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.