Is Spending for Classroom Hardware Short-Changing Materials Spending?

Is Spending for Classroom Hardware Short-Changing Materials Spending?

Given the limited budgetary resources of many public districts and schools, it has been speculated that increased spending for classroom hardware may be depressing spending on traditional instructional materials.


Easy Access and Equity Are Two Goals of States’ Professional Learning Hubs

Easy Access and Equity Are Two Goals of States’ Professional Learning Hubs

Vermont is one example of a state with a Professional Learning Network. Launched in 2013, it is a statewide system for professional learning related to two objectives: instructional leadership and Common Core implementation.


Happy Code Club

Happy Code Club

Happy Code club is a start up that is founded by Fernando E. Alvarenga, who wanted fill the gap for children who had a desire to learn and receive CS instruction outside of the general school system.


More Classroom Technology Prompts More Teacher Training

More Classroom Technology Prompts More Teacher Training

As more technology is made available for classroom use, school administrators have realized they need to provide teachers with training on how to use that technology and integrate it into their practice. More than 80% ...


GlassLab

GlassLab

Featured Ed Tech Startup

In a financial sense, GlassLab is not a traditional startup. It’s a non-profit that is transforming learning and assessment practices through digital games and technology. In 2012, the year GlassLab launched, it received $10 million in funding from Electronic Arts, the Entertainment Software Association, and the MacArthur and Gates foundations. In June 2014, the company was chosen to join Pearson’s ed tech accelerator program Catalyst, where startups are chosen based o...


Featured Ed Tech Startup

Featured Ed Tech Startup

Every quarter, Simba looks at several startups in depth, providing updates on new product launches and financing rounds completed. You can find these companies in the Simba report Ed Tech Startup Quaterly Dashboard. Every week Simba will focus on one of these tech companies carving out a niche in the education technology market.

Zaption

Tapping into the need for compelling video content is Zaption, a publishing platform founded in 2012 by father and son team Charlie and Jim Stigler. The publ...


New Math Report

New Math Report

Schools have debated the best ways to instruct students in mathematics for decades. With the move to more rigorous standards and the growing acceptance of digital programs, Simba Information initiated research on the use of mathematics instructional materials during the 2015-2016 school year.

K-12 Mathematics Market Report 2016 looks at current trends in the elementary and secondary school mathematics market including what products are used most widely and the selection criteria educators use ...


Every Student Succeeds Act

Every Student Succeeds Act

When President Obama on Dec. 10 signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act, it was only the first in a rapid progression of events that could herald changes in 2016 facing the U.S. public schools and the $8.56 billion instructional materials industry that serves the school market. The president was also expected to sign the federal education spending bill that would increase funds for educational programs, the Education Department released the latest edition of its National Educational Techn...


Back to the Future: ESSA Becomes Law

President Obama on Dec. 10 signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act, reauthorizing the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act and marking the first revision of ESEA since 2002 when the No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law.

The new law returns more control to the states and local school boards for setting educational policy, identifying and determining corrective actions for struggling schools, and measurement metrics for evaluating teachers.

This shift in power—and ...


American Education Week

American Education Week

During American Education Week, your students deserve the best let Simba help you navigate the educational technology segment with the Ed Tech Startup Dashboard reports that will help you make the grade when it comes to technology in the classroom.

The third quarter edition of Ed Tech Startup Quarterly Dashboard examines the education technology startup market. Despite education budgets around the U.S. feeling the pinch, the education sector continues to increase its investment in technology r...