Florida adopts open-content reading platform 
State officials add FreeReading.net to their approved list of reading curriculum resources 
By Meris Stansbury, Assistant Editor, eSchool News 
Thu, Jan 24, 2008

Primary Topic Channel:  Open courseware 


FreeReading.net is a free, sequential, research-based reading intervention program designed for students in kindergarten through first grade.

Tired of investing in expensive textbooks and proprietary software programs, Florida education officials are looking to an open online-learning platform to teach young students basic reading skills.

Advocates of the program say the idea that a public, collaborative, continuously modified online curriculum can be used in the classroom is gaining momentum in schools.