Publishers and Institutions Give Inclusive Access a Try

Publishers and Institutions Give Inclusive Access a Try

Colleges and universities and publishers and bookstores are looking to address the changing course materials needs of college students and faculty.


Math Instruction Broadening to STEM Education

Math Instruction Broadening to STEM Education

Some mathematics educators are broadening the instruction they give students to integrate science, technology and engineering with the goal of better preparing students for future study and careers and making student learning more engaging and relevant to real-life.


More Money Could Flow to Schools from the States in Fiscal 2020

More Money Could Flow to Schools from the States in Fiscal 2020

An early look at the state budgets being proposed for fiscal 2020 indicates increased funding for education is included in many governors’ proposals, most notably in the U.S. state with the largest population—California.


Threats to Copyright Protections Seen As “Existential”

Threats to Copyright Protections Seen As “Existential”

Many individual nations and trade groups around the world are examining their copyright laws, so the issues are constantly being debated and negotiated.


Panel: Europe’s Open Access Plan S Unlikely to Sway U.S. Policy

Panel: Europe’s Open Access Plan S Unlikely to Sway U.S. Policy

A coalition of European national research institutes’ bold plan to divert the researchers it funds away from publishing results in journals that collect subscription fees would face a tougher path in the U.S. — this was the consensus of a law and policy panel assembled by the Association of American Publishers at its annual professional and scholarly publishers conference.


After a Rough 2018, Big Tech Now Under the Microscope

After a Rough 2018, Big Tech Now Under the Microscope

In many ways 2018 was the year big tech finally took it on the chin. Publishers who have wrestled with big tech’s influence on their business for years took notice.


OER Use in K-12 Classrooms Likely to Accelerate

OER Use in K-12 Classrooms Likely to Accelerate

A number of factors are driving the adoption of open educational resources in K-12 classrooms, including a fit with current educational trends, an interest in staying current amid changing standards and societal changes, policies put forth at the district, state and federal level and financial implications.


Shutdown is Not Impacting Education Operations or Funding

Shutdown is Not Impacting Education Operations or Funding

The federal government shutdown has no implication for the Department of Education, which was one of the agencies that received a full-year fiscal 2019 appropriation under a spending bill passed and signed in October.


College Course Materials Undergoing Change in Format, Pricing and Distribution

College Course Materials Undergoing Change in Format, Pricing and Distribution

College course materials continue to undergo change from format to pricing amid shifts in demand from student purchasers, among the instructors who make initial adoptions for courses, and among institutions, where curriculum requirements and offerings are being adjusted and where guidelines on fee structures and how course materials can be acquired are changing.


Department of Education Provides STEM Funding

Department of Education Provides STEM Funding

The Department of Education in fiscal 2018 not only fulfilled but surpassed a directive from President Trump to provide $200 million for science, technology, engineering and math, including computer science, education. The Department awarded $279 million in STEM discretionary grant funds in the fiscal year.