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November 23, 2015

Open Ed. Resources Promoted by State Policy Group

A new portal created by the Council of Chief State School Officers provides case studies and resources on OER for state and local education officials.

November 20, 2015

What Roadblocks Stand in the Way of a Digital K-12 Market?

A new report by MDR cites outmoded purchasing practices, data-privacy concerns and other issues as slowing the K-12 transition from print to digital resources.

November 10, 2015

Personalized Learning, Competency Education Need Policy Support, Group Says

Federal and state governments can improve students' ability to get access to student-centered learning by focusing on 13 specific issues, according to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

October 29, 2015

Open-Ed Resources Would Gain Ground Under Ed. Department Proposal

Any digital educational materials created with federal grants would have to be openly licensed if a proposed Department of Education regulation is adopted.

October 25, 2015

Districts' Latest Finance Challenges Tackled by School Business Officials

District finance officials met to discuss their challenges and new initiatives, including working with educators on aligning expenditures and educational goals.

September 15, 2015

First-Ever 'Open' Resources Adviser Named at Department of Education

Andrew Marcinek will serve in the U.S. Department of Education's office of ed tech, working with school and state leaders, educators, and developers.

June 09, 2015

MOOC Provider edX Moves to Boost 'Open' Status of Its Content

The "MOOC" provider edX is allowing authors of its content to license their materials as "open educational resources."

May 05, 2015

U.S. Senate's ESEA Rewrite Plugs 'Open Educational Resources'

"Open educational resources," an alternative to commercial products, get a boost in the U.S. Senate's version of bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

April 30, 2015

Ed-Tech Developers Win Contracts to Develop 'Open' Resources for States

Ten technology developers have won contracts to develop units for a group of states seeking "open educational resources."

April 06, 2015

Open Ed. Resources Provider Lumen Learning Gets Cash Infusion

The Portland, Ore.-based company provides open educational resources for about 50 high-enrollment subjects on college campuses, with plans to expand that number to 75.

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