5. Distributing statewide grants

Using federal pandemic relief funding last year, Pennsylvania created a new statewide grant program to help schools create or implement open educational resources, with the first two rounds of funding going out this year.

Out of the 60-plus projects approved so far, 31 are developing courses that would use open educational resources, 25 are working on the materials themselves, and seven are focusing on replacing traditional textbooks through the campus library licensing materials.

Benjamin Freed

Written by Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop, covering cybersecurity issues affecting state and local governments across the country. He has written extensively about ransomware, election security, and the federal government's role in assisting states, localities and higher education institutions with information security.

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