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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Apr 16, 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...


Jan 31, 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...


Dec 13, 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...


Oct 06, 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...