Twenty one states today have a process for reviewing districts’ choices of instructional materials, compared with just 14 two years ago, according to the State Educational Technology Directors Association.
LearnZillion will use an “open” educational resource curriculum developed by Illustrative Mathematics, which is also making its academic materials available to other commercial players.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO Jack Lynch argues that effective curriculum is “less about iTunes playlists” and more akin to “a movie, with each scene building on a previous scene,” coherently.
Amazon has announced that it is ending support for TenMarks, an online instructional program in math and writing.
The curriculum provider Open Up Resources will have its curriculum — which is created on an open license — distributed through Microsoft 365.
The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education was chosen by the U.S. Department of Education to help promote the #GoOpen network.
The U.S. Department of Education is seeking an outside, nonprofit organization to help it support and build the #GoOpen Network.
Districts tend to want comprehensive curricula that they can modify, rather than piecemeal coverage of content, according to the Babson Survey Research Group.
Tech training company Galvanize has raised $7 million in a funding round led by ABS Capital Partners and University Ventures, and Canadian publisher Nelson has forged yet another education-focused partnership.
Two-thirds of administrators surveyed know about at least one of 14 open-educational curricula available today.