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09/17/2015
News Release

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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08/24/2015
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A free, printable poster for our affordable textbooks campaign!

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08/04/2015
News Release

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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06/03/2015
News Release

Late Tuesday afternoon, students around the country seized on McGraw-Hill’s twitter contest #usedtextbookproblems and instead used it as an opportunity to criticize the companies excessive prices.

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Daily Emerald

The Environmental Protection Agency is now accepting written comments concerning their proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants until March 10. The new standards would end construction of any new coal-fired power plants in the U.S.

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Streetsblog USA

104 colleges and universities around the United States provide free or reduced-price transit service to students.

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USA Today

College textbooks cost too much — and something needs to be done about...

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U.S. New & World Report

The soaring cost of college textbooks is affecting students throughout the nation, to the point where some forgo purchasing books, despite the fact their grades could be in jeopardy.

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