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

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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.

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007.