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09/21/2016
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The growth of cost-saving alternatives like used textbooks and free, openly-licensed educational resources have forced publishers to reassess their business and shift toward a new model: access codes.

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06/09/2016
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A statement from Student PIRGs Higher Education Advocate, Ethan Senack, following the Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill markup and passage in the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier today.

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02/03/2016
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A new report investigating the real impact of high textbook prices on today’s college students.

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10/07/2015
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[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Al Franken (D-MN...

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Rich Williams, the higher education advocate for U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said he thought about 14 moderate Republican senators might support the effort to keep the interest rates down. “This should be a bipartisan issue,” he said. “It’s something everyone gets.”

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USA Today

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.

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President Obama’s Jobs Bill, recently voted down by the U.S. Senate, contained $4 billion in funding for increased U.S. high speed rail capacity.

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President Obama’s Jobs Bill, recently voted down by the U.S. Senate, contained $4 billion in funding for increased U.S. high speed rail capacity.

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