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Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Partners with Scholastic to Create Latino-inspired Book Collection

eSchool News

“Representation matters, and many students of color simply don’t see themselves in most traditional classroom texts. This collection helps address this issue and supports teachers in creating inclusive classrooms where stories are discussed and embraced and where students learn about each other’s culture and heritage.

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OER / ZTC Advocates Have an AI Problem

Iterating Toward Openness

At some point over the last decade, open educational resources (OER) advocacy in US higher education became zero textbook costs (ZTC) advocacy. The idea of “zero textbook costs” makes a kind of sense when you believe that the ideal instructional materials are books.

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Testimony in Favor of Texas SB 6 Instructional Materials Allotment


Today I gave testimony in favor of the passage of Texas SB 6 , which institutes an Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) in lieu of the textbook allotment and the former Technology Allotment. Everything I accessed was an instructional material with content relevant to my course of study.

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What Does It Take to Put Inclusive Curriculum Legislation Into Practice?


The state partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago (AAAJ Chicago) — a local advocacy organization focused on advancing civil rights and racial equity, which advocated for the passage of the TEAACH Act — to support implementation.

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ACTION ALERT: Texas HB 6 With Vital Instructional Materials Funding- House is Voting April 6th!


The following is a legislative action alert I received today from Jennifer Bergland and TCEA Advocacy. Inform them that HB 6 will be voted on by the House on Wednesday (April 6th) Ask them to vote for HB 6 and Oppose any amendment that might delay the implementation of the Instructional Materials Allotment.

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OPINION: It’s time. Let’s use different ways of teaching children to read

The Hechinger Report

Over the last several months, public discourse about learning to read and reading instruction has significantly increased. Yet progress is now being made in many schools of education, with concerted efforts to help teachers understand the cognitive aspects of learning to read and the ways to provide research-based classroom instruction.

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David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

Buoyed by examples of new and significant commitments to OER by companies large and small, governments of all levels, and schools, it is easy to see that the future of instructional materials over the next decade will look very different than it has over the last decade. This is good news and cause for celebration. K-12 education.

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