Lawmakers Debate Funding For Pilot Program To Tailor Online Textbooks, Rubric, for SD

Mar 8, 2015

Credit Photo by Victoria Wicks

The House Appropriations Committee is considering a bill to pay an education company to evaluate textbooks and to make “living textbooks” available online. Bill sponsors asked for half a million dollars for the state Department of Education to pay a contractor to analyze and develop textbooks that meet South Dakota standards. But as SDPB’s Victoria Wicks reports, the department of education testified against the bill.