News from the 20 million minds foundation A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Mar 25, 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...

Jan 16, 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...

Nov 14, 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...

Oct 24, 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...

Oct 15, 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...

May 16, 2013, 04:00 ET

Foundation Report Breaks Down Online In California Higher Ed

A new report commissioned by The 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM), authored by Phil Hill and Michael Feldstein of MindWires Consulting, The Right...

Mar 13, 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...

Jan 15, 2013, 15:39 ET

New Infographic Outlines Brown's Quest to Reinvent Colleges Through Online

 There's no doubt that the disruptive MOOC force is rapidly changing the face of higher education. With the recent conclusion of the ReBoot CA...

Dec 28, 2012, 04:27 ET

Higher Education Leaders to Discuss Role of Online Education in California

 Leaders in online education initiatives will convene at UCLA on January 8, 2013, to bring awareness and discuss key issues regarding the...

Dec 06, 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...

Nov 13, 2012, 03:00 ET

For Credit College Statistics MOOC Unveiled Packaged with Free Open Source Textbook, Free Peer Tutoring

The 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM), a non-profit dedicated to bringing down the cost of higher education, andOpenStudy, an online...

Oct 15, 2012, 03:24 ET

Foundation Introduces Custom Textbook Creation Platform for Open Educational Resources

Platform would allow faculty to create textbooks from the largest OER repository in the US  Today the 20 Million Minds Foundation...

Oct 03, 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...

Sep 27, 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...

Sep 20, 2012, 03:00 ET

Foundation Releases Infographic: Explains the Nation's First Open-Source Textbook Legislation Sitting on Governor Jerry Brown's Desk

 In light of pending legislation, the 20 Million Minds Foundation has released an explanatory infographic outlining the monumental effect...

Aug 31, 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...

Aug 22, 2012, 03:00 ET

Foundation Releases New Report: CSU Bookstores Fail to Disclose Over $2 Million Dollars in Textbook Savings to their Students

Sample survey of 600 upcoming fall courses across California State Universities finds the campus bookstore significantly more expensive than...

Aug 16, 2012, 03:00 ET

20 Million Minds Foundation Offers Free Sociology Book Highlight-Ready for Fall

New Social Highlighter Tool Announced  20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM) and Highlighter.com, dedicated to reducing the cost of...

Aug 14, 2012, 12:47 ET

20 Million Minds Foundation Saving College Students $1 Million this Fall

Free and Open Physics and Sociology Textbooks downloaded 10,000 times since June Pioneers in the development and dissemination of...

Aug 13, 2012, 03:00 ET

Textbook Buying Season Here: 20 Million Minds Foundation Tells Students to Skip the Bookstore

"Textbook Price Comparison Sweepstakes" announced that 20MM will provide scholarship giveaways to students who compare bookstore textbook prices...