Textbooks

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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.

News Release | Student PIRGs | Textbooks

Report: New Trend in College Textbook Market Presents Danger For Students

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Student PIRGs released a new report titled Access Denied that investigates the concerning growth of online access codes in college classrooms

Report | The Student PIRGs | Textbooks

ACCESS DENIED:

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.

Media Hit | Higher Ed, Textbooks

UMD MaryPIRG presents textbook campaign at White House

Tom Klotz, president of this university's MaryPIRG chapter, and Sara Carter, the chapter's campaign coordinator, visit the White House to present the chapter's campaigns on Feb. 22

Report | Student PIRGs | Textbooks

COVERING THE COST

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

News Release | U.S. Department of Education | Textbooks

U.S. Department of Education Announces First-Ever Open Education Adviser Position

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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