Students and educators in California community colleges will soon have access to textbooks and other classroom materials made under the Creative Commons Attribution license, a policy that could save money for taxpayers, campuses, and students.

[caption id="attachment_58441" align="alignleft" width="150"]textbook-costs Students can spend upwards of $1,00 annually on required textbooks.[/caption]

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors on Sept. 9 voted to require any and all material created with state funding to be available at no charge to anyone in the state, including college students.

The state's new policy will make it so...

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