US: Washington State: H.B. 2337 Regarding open educational resources in K-12 education
Policy Title: US: Washington State: H.B. 2337 Regarding open educational resources in K-12 education - Go to the policy
Author(s): Representatives Carlyle, Orwall, Sullivan, Maxwell, Lytton, Zeiger, Reykdal, Pettigrew, Liias, Dammeier, Fitzgibbon, Pedersen, Hunt, Hudgins
Description: Requires the superintendent of public instruction, subject to availability of amounts appropriated for this specific purpose, to take the lead in identifying and developing a library of openly licensed courseware aligned with the common core state standards and placed under an attribution license, registered by a nonprofit or for-profit organization with domain expertise in open courseware, that allows others to use, distribute, and create derivative works based upon the digital material, while still allowing the authors or creators to retain the copyright and to receive credit for their efforts.
The 2013 WA State Legislature continued funding for the OSPI OER project is funded at $500,000 for the next two years (25 July, 2013). http://digitallearning.k12.wa.us/oer/