Title I Funding, Lifeline to Poor Schools, Up in FY 2016

Title I Funding, Lifeline to Poor Schools, Up in FY 2016

Funding for Title I, the largest elementary and secondary education program that funds support for low-achieving children especially in high-poverty schools, rose 3.5% in fiscal year 2016, ended Sept. 30, 2016, to $14.91 billion, up from $14.41 billion in fiscal 2015.


Interest in Providing Diverse Language Education Resources in PreK-12 Grows

Interest in Providing Diverse Language Education Resources in PreK-12 Grows

U.S. school districts are educating students speaking a variety of languages, and PreK-12 educators in those districts have concerns about the breadth and quality of instructional materials available for their students.


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.


New! Publishing for the PreK-12 Market 2016-2017

New! Publishing for the PreK-12 Market 2016-2017

Publishing for the PreK-12 Market 2016-2017 provides the most up-to-date business information not only on the impact of recent changes in education policy but on the emergence of new technologies and the new applications for traditional technology (print) in the school market. The updated annual report provides the most recent comprehensive overview of the U.S. school market and the instructional materials providers that serve it.

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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...


PreK-12 Digital Market Survey 2015

PreK-12 Digital Market Survey 2015

One of the findings in the newly published Simba Information report for education-PreK-12 Digital Market Survey Report 2015-is that for the time being, at least, the major source for digital instructional materials continues to be commercial providers. http://www.simbainformation.com/PreK-Digital-Survey-9304020/


Public School Enrollment on the Rise

Public School Enrollment on the Rise

Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools has trended upward, increasing 26% from 39.4 million students in 1985 to 49.8 million students in 2012. Birth rates and immigration are the major factors driving the increase. Another contributing factor was the expansion in prekindergarten enrollment from approximately 200,000 students in 1985 to 1.4 million in 2013.

Public elementary and secondary school enrollment is projected to increase...Read more about this in the new Publishing for ...


Simba Completes Acquisition of EMR

Simba Information, EM’s parent, in July completed its acquisition of Education Market Research, merging the two leading providers of business intelligence on the PreK-12 and college markets for instructional materials.

EMR contributes a curriculum-based market analysis based on proprietary surveys that EMR has conducted through the years to Simba’s thematic approach to current issues facing the education publishing industry-examining such topics as the shift to digital in curricula, the testin...