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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
News Release

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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02/24/2015
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A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year.

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The Washington Post

Consumer advocates have long criticized the amount of fees associated with debit cards. Most recently, a report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund found that hundreds of colleges have partnerships with financial companies to put a student’s financial aid on debit or prepaid cards that carry hefty fees. Under some of these deals, official student photo ID cards can double as debit cards.

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The Siskiyou

“If the rate of disinvestment continues at the rate it has been, most...

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The Oregonian

As any small business or individual who pays for health insurance can tell you, it hasn't been easy. Far from it, what with 20 percent rate hikes and a terrible economy.

But thanks to new rules to crack down on excessive health insurance rate hikes – and the greater scrutiny that has followed – consumers have reason for cautious optimism.

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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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