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

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08/24/2015
Resource

An brief campaign overview - past, present, and future.

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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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PIRG In The News

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 Daily Show

Senator Warren was on the Daily Show last night, talking student loans...

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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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