Public schools; joint subcommittee to study appropriateness and efficacy of open education content. (HJ702)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


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Study; open education content resources; report. Establishes a joint subcommittee to study the appropriateness and efficacy of open education content resources for public schools in Virginia. In conducting its study, the joint subcommittee shall (i) examine the costs of textbooks to public schools and institutions of higher education; (ii) assess the overall affordability of education for Virginia students; (iii) examine the rapid rise in textbook prices for institutions of education and associated cost increases due to bundling textbooks with redundant supplemental materials; (iv) evaluate the feasibility of using creative commons and public domain texts, and of developing digital supplemental materials; (v) review textbook adoption timelines and procedures for public schools and the procedures used at institutions of higher education; (vi) recommend ways of maintaining the professional and curricular integrity of school divisions while containing the costs of education; and (vii) consider such other related issues as the joint subcommittee deems appropriate. The joint subcommittee must submit its executive summary and report to the 2008 Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/10/2007 Committee
  • 01/10/2007 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072642454
  • 01/10/2007 Referred to Committee on Rules