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Big Day for Open Education!

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Today kicked off two major initiatives for open education: the first annual Open Education Week and the Why Open Education Matters video competition.

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Federal Textbook Price Disclosure Law

The HEOA, short for the Higher Education Opportunity Act, is a higher education reform bill passed by Congress in 2008.  Among the many provisions in HEOA was a set of important regulations to help make textbooks affordable, which went into effect July 1, 2010

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Make Textbooks Affordable: Recommendations to Faculty

Faculty are in charge of selecting textbooks, which puts them in a key position to help students save money.  Follow these guidelines to help minimize costs.

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Tips to Save on Textbooks

Even though students are stuck paying publishers' outrageous prices, you do have a few tools to reduce how much you spend.  Being a smart consumer could save you hundreds of dollars every year.  Follow these tips to save on textbooks!

Groups target textbook prices to rein in college costs

A push to create free or inexpensive textbooks is gaining momentum as educators, philanthropists and policymakers nationwide search for new ways to rein in college costs.

Spring Kickoff this Wednesday!

By | Matt Kozlowski
State Board Chair

Come learn about our Spring campaigns and get involved at our Kickoff this Wednesday!

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We couldn't have done it without you

By | Matt Kozlowski
State Board Chair

We accomplished a lot in 2011. Thanks for helping to make it a success.

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Make Textbooks Affordable

Everyone knows that textbooks prices are outrageous. Students spend an average of $1,168 a year on textbooks and course materials, and prices have been rising more than for times the rate of inflation for the past two decades!

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Make Textbooks Affordable

Every student knows that textbook prices are outrageous! Many books cost over $200 a piece and end up worth pennies by the end of the semester, often thanks to unnecessary new editions and pass-codes that expire. It's time for publishers to stop charging ridiculous prices and start taking advantage of today's technology to offer students a better deal. Our campaign is working to increase the use of "open textbooks," which are free online, free to share, and affordable in print -- the ideal publishing model to make textbooks affordable.

Tuesday Kickoff Meeting!

By | Meghan Ford
State Board Treasurer

Our Kickoff Meeting is tomorrow night! I hope you can come hear what we have planned and get involved in our fal campaigns.

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