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May 14, 2020, 10:17 ET PreK-12 Instructional Resource Providers Adjust to a COVID-19-Defining Market, Reports Simba Information

How to deliver instruction to elementary and middle- and high-school students in a COVID-19 world has superseded or amplified educational initiatives ...


Mar 09, 2020, 14:10 ET Simba Information: Funding for Education Grows Amid Proposal for Cuts

President Donald Trump in March proposed a budget for fiscal year 2021 that would consolidate 29 Department of Education programs into a flexible...


Jan 27, 2020, 11:10 ET New Simba Report Details U.S. Market for K-12 Reading Curriculum

U. S. K-12 schools are projected to spend more than $2 billion for core and supplemental reading instructional materials in 2020 as students continue ...


Jan 21, 2020, 10:16 ET Open Access, Open Data Increase Demand for STM Online Services

Scientific, technical and medical publishers face upheaval from open access and open data, but this transition represents opportunity in online...


Jan 02, 2020, 11:04 ET Simba Information: Texas 9-12 ELA Leads 2020 Instructional Materials Adoption Opportunities

With approvals in hand of accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act, schools in 2019 turned toward implementation. And in states that ...


Dec 04, 2019, 08:17 ET Pace of Change in College Course Materials Accelerates

The college publishing industry in the U.S. has undergone significant change in recent years and the disruption intensified in the 2019-2020 academic ...


Oct 24, 2019, 14:59 ET Scientific & Technical Publishing Bucked Headwinds, Posted Strong Growth in 2018

Driven by tools and online content, open access fees and digital book collections, 2018 saw the scientific and technical publishing market post its...


Oct 16, 2019, 08:17 ET As Big Tests Subside, Assessment is Being Integrated into Instruction

The K-12 testing industry faces ongoing challenges to the traditional high-stakes year-end tests in a market that is pushing to reducing the amount...


Oct 03, 2019, 10:09 ET College Course Materials Providers Promote Inclusive Access Initiatives

Amid the industry-wide concern among publishers and courseware providers about conditions in the U.S. higher education market, Simba Information has...


Sep 23, 2019, 11:03 ET Interest in Social Studies Education Rebounds

Schools across the U.S. in 2019 have a strong appetite for acquiring new free and paid resources for social studies instruction in classrooms,...


Aug 07, 2019, 09:58 ET Simba Information: From the Printed Page to AI, Instructional Materials Demand Is Broad in K-12 Schools

One of the most applauded aspects of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act is the ability of states to set individual educational goals and innovate ...


Jul 29, 2019, 09:17 ET Medical Publishing Market in Transition Recovers in 2017-2018

After declining at a compound annual rate of 3.9% in the period from 2014 to 2016, the medical publishing market recovered to grow 0.5% in 2017 and 1....


Jun 27, 2019, 15:00 ET Creating PreK-12 Publishing Strategies in a Changing School Market

The PreK-12 school market continues to present challenges to providers of instructional resources, and PreK-12 Instructional Materials Industry...


Jun 24, 2019, 09:14 ET Simba Information: Spanish Speakers Predominate as English-Language Learner Population Grows

More than 10% of the U.S. K-12 student population is classified as English-language learners, with 4.9 million students in that category in the...


Jun 20, 2019, 10:41 ET 5 Key Trends to Watch in STM Publishing - New White Paper from Simba Information

Simba Information has released a new white paper that describes the changes affecting the global scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishing...


May 14, 2019, 09:57 ET Science Claims Attention in State K-12 Instructional Materials Adoptions in 2018

Getting up-to-date instructional materials for science was the prevalent theme running through instructional materials adoptions by U.S. schools in...


Mar 25, 2019, 08:04 ET Amid Talk of Cuts, Funding for Education Continues to Grow

President Donald Trump in March proposed a budget for fiscal year 2020 that would cut 29 Department of Education programs and reduce discretionary...


Mar 21, 2019, 09:51 ET College Course Materials Providers Take Aim at Costs

The White House in March launched its campaign urging Congress to put its focus on workforce training in its reauthorization of the Higher Education...


Feb 28, 2019, 07:17 ET Panel: Europe's Open Access Plan S Unlikely to Sway U.S. Policy

A coalition of European national research institutes' bold plan to divert the researchers it funds away from publishing results in journals that...


Feb 20, 2019, 15:34 ET Digital Tools and Content are Part of the Math Instruction Mix

U.S. K-12 students are spending about one-quarter of their math instructional time using digital tools and content, according to a new report from...


Feb 19, 2019, 11:46 ET Threats to Copyright Protections Seen As "Existential", according to Simba Information

Copyright protection and the many ways it is perceived to be under threat were a recurring theme to proceedings at the Association of American...


Jan 29, 2019, 07:44 ET Open Educational Resources Acceptance on the Rise

Growth in the adoption of open educational resources in U.S. K-12 classrooms has been continuous, if slow, and likely will continue in the future...


Dec 18, 2018, 09:13 ET Social Science, Humanities Books Grow After Decade of Decline

After shrinking for most of the past decade, social science and humanities (SSH) books sales reversed course and grew in 2017 and 2018—this according ...


Dec 05, 2018, 10:57 ET College Course Materials Providers Take Aim at Costs

That college students have been spending less on college course materials in recent years has been well documented. What is less recognized is how...


Oct 25, 2018, 12:12 ET Publishing for Mobile Professionals Grows; 5G Networks Set To Take Flight

Developing content for mobile professionals is a growing market that presents publishers with unique challenges and opportunities, especially with...