School saves money and sees academic gains with virtual textbooks

09/29/2011 | T.H.E. Journal

When Minnesota adopted new academic standards, one high school couldn't afford new textbooks that met those standards. In response, the school's math and science teachers searched for free resources and created virtual textbooks and YouTube videos for lessons. While officials cannot attribute testing gains to the virtual texts, they note that more students met state standards after the textbook switch. The school recently was chosen as a winner in an Intel contest for its math achievement.

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