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25 Mar, 2014, 04:00 ET Has the Redbox of Textbooks Finally Arrived?

 Today's students face many financial barriers to success in higher education- skyrocketing tuition, inflated textbook costs, and debilitating...


16 Jan, 2014, 06:00 ET Turning Point for California Online Higher Education

Facing Classroom Bottlenecks that Limit Access, California College Students Share Experiences, Unmet Needs for Online Learning with Officials and...


14 Nov, 2013, 15:09 ET Foundation Lauds New Effort Announced by Senators, Congress on Policy to Reduce Cost of College Textbooks

 The 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM), an organization focused on bringing higher education into the digital age, commends Senators Dick...


24 Oct, 2013, 03:00 ET Free Online Question Platform Provides the Missing Piece for Open Textbooks

 The 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM) has partnered with Learningpod™, a new startup backed by Kaplan, to support the addition of a...


15 Oct, 2013, 03:00 ET Textbooks in Your Pocket: Free Interactive Books for Core Classes

 Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds and mobile devices are changing the traditional textbook.  The 20 Million Minds Foundation...


13 Mar, 2013, 17:29 ET New California Legislation to Provide MOOC Courses Full Academic Credit

Senate President's bill would permit qualified third-party courses that allow "a path to completion" California Senate President Pro...


06 Dec, 2012, 13:51 ET U.S. Department of Labor Grantees Converge to create Nation's first Open Source Nursing Textbooks under $2 Billion Federal Grant Program

 California Community College faculty, administrators, a team of professionals and the 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM) are meeting this...


03 Oct, 2012, 17:57 ET Publishers announce roadblocks to CA's Open Road to Free College Textbooks

Non-profit, 20 Million Minds Foundation, attacked in its fight for free textbooks for college students   Today, the Association of...


27 Sep, 2012, 19:13 ET California Governor Signs Free Digital College Textbook Bills

Jerry Brown Unlocks the Nation's Digital Future through Open Source Textbook Innovation Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed a monumental set...


31 Aug, 2012, 18:30 ET California Passes Nation's First Open Source Textbook Legislation

Textbook savings measure for students lands on Governor Jerry Brown's Desk  Only a signature away, Governor Jerry Brown will have an...


16 Apr, 2012, 04:00 ET College Bookstores Hurting Students' Pocketbooks: Textbook Price Comparison Product Released by 20 Million Minds Foundation

"One-Click" Course-level bookstore-to-online price comparisons go mainstream  The 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM) and...


31 Jan, 2012, 20:15 ET California State Legislature Investigates Escalating College Textbook Prices

On heels of Apple announcement re-inventing textbooks, Assembly and Senate examine potential for open-source books to cut costs The...


13 Dec, 2011, 23:38 ET California Pushes for Free Digital Open Textbooks

Joined by students, educators, The Twenty Million Minds Foundation (20MM), and other supporters, California Senate President pro Tempore...


06 Oct, 2011, 09:53 ET Released: Nation's First Interactive Web 2.0 Open Source Textbook Free to Students Through For-Profit Giant, Nonprofit Team

The 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM) announced a new digitally enhanced etextbook for college students based on open content.  The...