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Media Hit | Higher Ed

Durbin reintroduces a bill to cut costs on books for college students

Joined by Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Angus King (I-ME), Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin reintroduced a bill titled “Affordable College Textbook Act” to “expand the use of open college textbooks" with PIRG Higher Education Advocate Kaitlyn Vitez.

Media Hit | Textbooks

A New Cost at College: Digital Access Codes

DIGITAL books and study tools don’t weigh down backpacks as heavy textbooks do. But fees for the codes to get them may be a financial burden for some college students, a new report found.

Media Hit | Higher Ed

Why McGraw-Hill Is Offering $100 for Your #usedtextbookproblems

McGraw-Hill launched transparent attempt to put down and undermine the used textbook market, and we can't let it go unanswered.

Media Hit | Textbooks

Open Textbooks: The Current State of Play

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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