Current News

11/03/15: U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology Hosts first Open Education Symposium

USED Office of Educational Technology and the White House hosted their first Open Education Symposium and launched the #GoOpen campaign.

11/03/15: SETDA and Common Sense Kids Action Release E-rate Modernization Resources

SETDA and Common Sense Kids Action partnered to develop a series of resources for state and local leaders around the E-rate program.

11/03/15: SETDA Launches Digital Instructional Materials Portal

Last month SETDA launched the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) portal that showcases the current policies and practices of states around digital instruction.

10/05/15: ED hires its first Open Educational Resources (OER) Adviser

The U.S. Department of Education hired its first Open Educational Resources (OER) adviser to help promote the expansion and use of OER in the classroom.

10/05/15: SLDS Grant Program Awards 16 States $108M Over Four Years

The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) awarded 16 states $108M over 4 years as part of its state longitudinal data systems (SLDS) grant program.

09/30/15: SETDA Releases OER Case Studies Around Implementation

The State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA) published case studies on OER use and implementation in WA, OR, and UT.

09/01/15: CCSSO Files Comments with FCC in Support of Lifeline Modernization

CCSSO filed comments with the FCC in support of modernization of the Lifeline program to expand access to broadband to help close the "homework gap."

09/01/15: Illinois Open Educational Resources Lauded by White House

Illinois' Jeanne Kitchens presented on OER at the White House Inter-Agency Open Policy Workshop earlier this summer.

09/01/15: K-12 OER Collaborative Announces Larry Singer as CEO

Larry Singer to serve as the K-12 Collaborative's first CEO.

08/03/15: Edudemic Releases Teacher's Guide to OER

Edudemic published a guide to help teachers understand the potential of OER and explore current OER resources for the classroom.