State Policy Resources

  • State Policy Tracker (SPARC): Updated weekly during the legislative season, this page tracks the latest state-by-state policy activity relevant to the SPARC community, along with policies enacted in past years.
  • OER State Policy Playbook (SPARC): This Playbook provides a set of ideas that state legislators can consider to harness the power of OER to reduce college costs for students.
  • OER Student Toolkit (BCcampus): Provide students with a toolkit that explains the benefits of OER and provides guidance on how students can help promote OER adoption.
  • Navigating the New Curriculum Landscape:  An overview of how states are using and sharing Open Educational Resources to meet curriculum and instructional material needs (May, 2018).
  • How a Hashtag Catalyzed PK-12 Open Educational Resources: Reflections and Recommendations: An overview of the United States Department of Education #GoOpen initiative to support school districts in transitioning to OER (Oct, 2018).
  • Creating Systems of Sustainability: Four Focus Areas for the Future of PK-12 Open Educational Resources: To better understand the factors needed to ensure the longevity of OER, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and New America identified and convened members of a growing “PK-12 OER Learning Network” on March 9, 2018, and June 23, 2018.