PreK-12 Instructional Materials Industry Competitive Analysis 2020

PreK-12 Instructional Materials Industry Competitive Analysis, 2020

PreK-12 Instructional Materials Industry Competitive Analysis, 2020 examines the ways publishers are faring against the various market environmental factors. A chief component of this competitive analysis is the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on operations of the businesses that provide instructional resources to K-12 schools in the U.S., as well as:

  • How mergers and acquisitions are reshaping the competitive landscape;
  • What operating performance of public providers of PreK-12 instructional materials, tools and services reveals about the health of the industry;
  • Individual strategic profiles of 13 leading providers of PreK-12 instructional materials, tools and services.
The 13 featured profiles are: Cambium Learning Group, Cengage (National Geographic Learning), Discovery Education, Goodheart-Willcox, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, K12 Inc., McGraw-Hill Education, Renaissance, Rosetta Stone, Savvas Learning, Scholastic, School Specialty, and Scientific Learning.


  • Methodology
  • Introduction
  • Impact of COVID-19 in Early 2020
    • Table District Approaches to Distance Learning
    • How Education Companies Responded to School Needs
      • Online Schools at the Ready
      • Virtual Teaching Support Offered
      • Pandemic Upends Testing Plans
        • Table Company Offers to Schools
    • Operational Steps Taken
    • A View of the Future
  • Investors Stir M&A Activity in 2019
    • Table Simba Information's PreK-12 Merger & Acquisition Index, 2019
  • Operating Performance
    • Table Simba Information's PreK-12 Performance Index, 2019 vs. 2018 ($ in 000; ranked by Operating Margin)
  • Company Profiles
    • Cambium Learning Group
      • Key Executives
      • Company Overview
      • K-12 Publishing Strategy
    • Cengage (National Geographic Learning)
      • Key Executives
      • National Geographic Learning (School)
      • Company Overview
      • K-12 Publishing Strategy
      • Financial Summary
    • Discovery Education
      • Key Executives:
      • Company Overview
      • K-12 Publishing Strategy
    • Goodheart-Willcox
      • Key Executives
      • Financial Summary
    • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
      • Key Executives
      • Company Overview
      • K-12 Publishing Strategy
      • Financial Summary
    • K12 Inc.
      • Key Executives
      • Company Overview
      • K-12 Publishing Strategy
      • Financial Summary
    • McGraw-Hill Education
      • Key Executives
      • Company Overview
      • K-12 Strategy
      • Financial Summary
    • Renaissance
      • Key Executives
      • Company Overview
      • K-12 Publishing Strategy
    • Rosetta Stone, Inc.
      • Key Executives
      • Company Overview
      • K-12 Publishing Strategy
      • Financial Summary
    • Savvas Learning Company
      • Key Executives
      • Company Overview
      • K-12 Publishing Strategy
      • Financial Summary
    • Scholastic Corp.
      • Key Executives
      • Company Overview
      • PreK-12 Strategy
      • Financial Summary
    • School Specialty
      • Key Executives
      • Company Overview
      • PreK-12 Curriculum and Instruction Strategies
      • Financial Summary
    • Scientific Learning Corp.
      • Key Executives
      • Company Overview
      • K-12 Publishing Strategy
      • Financial Summary

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