Simba Expects K-12 Industry to See Some--but Low--Growth by 2023

Simba Expects K-12 Industry to See Some--but Low--Growth by 2023

This blog is based on the new Simba Information report "Publishing for the PreK-12 Market, 2020-2021"


Flexibility Is Key for Professional Learning in COVID-19 Pandemic

Flexibility Is Key for Professional Learning in COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus crisis accelerated some trends that were happening already in both student and professional learning, most notably a move to digital learning.


Enrollment & Demographics Impact the Educational Resources Market

Enrollment & Demographics Impact the Educational Resources Market

For PreK-12 educational publishers looking to address the needs of a changing student body, a good source of information is Simba Information's June 2020 report, "PreK-12 Enrollment and Demographics, 2020-2021."


PreK-12 Instructional Materials Industry Adapts to New Market Dynamics

PreK-12 Instructional Materials Industry Adapts to New Market Dynamics

"PreK-12 Instructional Materials Industry Competitive Analysis, 2020" from Simba Information examines how K-12 instructional resource providers are faring in light of various market environmental factors. Obviously, the biggest environmental factor currently is the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.


Schools Test Changes to Measuring Student Achievement

Schools Test Changes to Measuring Student Achievement

The period from 2000 through 2018 as schools went through the No Child Left Behind and Common Core eras saw intensifying pressure around testing and led to the more recent movement to reduce the amount of time spent taking tests and preparing for them. The state of the industry and the market appears to be calming down.


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.


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.


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.


K-12 Publishers Adapt to Changing Demand in Schools

K-12 Publishers Adapt to Changing Demand in Schools

Publishers are approaching changes in the PreK-12 instructional materials market in different ways


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.