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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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09/17/2015
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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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08/04/2015
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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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Orlando Sentinel

TALLAHASSEE –Three non-partisan groups joined the growing chorus of groups that are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to reject changes that Gov. Rick Scott approved to Florida’s voting laws.

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The Tampa Tribune

TALLAHASSEE --  Florida will have fewer early voting days, and voters will have a harder time updating their registrations at the polls, under a fiercely debated elections bill that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law on Thursday.

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New Channel 5

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Last year Carley Sattler helped register hundreds of voters at Florida State University.

“A lot of students weren’t even aware that there were elections,” she said at the time.

Sattler is the Chapter Chair of FSU Public Interest Research Group and regularly participates in voter registration drives. But she may stop signing up voters because of changes in Florida’s elections laws.

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Tampa Bay Times

TALLAHASSEE — In a move critics say is aimed at helping Republican chances in 2012, the Legislature on Thursday rewrote the rules for voting in Florida.

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