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10/07/2015
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[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Al Franken (D-MN...

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09/17/2015
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The U.S. Department of Education announced today the hiring of the first ever open education adviser to lead a national effort to expand schools’ access to high-quality, openly-licensed learning resources.

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08/04/2015
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Today, U.S. PIRG, along with a broad coalition of 91 education organizations, institutions of higher education, technology companies, and foundations called on the White House to ensure federally funded educational materials are made freely available to the public as the administration develops an Open Government Partnership plan this fall.

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02/24/2015
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A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year.

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Huffington Post

McGraw-Hill launched transparent attempt to put down and undermine the used textbook market, and we can't let it go unanswered.

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Quick Hits

Use of open textbooks, one form of OER, is gaining traction across different types of colleges and universities, and the catalog of OER textbooks continues to expand.

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The Atlantic

Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials—but it's unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience.

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Bloomberg News

Students can spend $1,300 per year on textbooks, but online textbooks could ease that burden, a new analysis finds

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