Anoka-Hennepin School District

Written by CK-12 Foundation on April 10, 2012

The Challenge:

The Anoka-Hennepin school district is the largest in Minnesota, serving approximately 40,000 students in surburban communities north of the Twin Cities. Similar to many districts across the country, Anoka-Hennepin has faced budget cuts that have forced the district to serve students with increasingly scarce resources. For example: the budget for curriculum adoption, which includes funds for textbooks and other instructional materials, has dropped to $1.5 million from a high of about $3.5 million. Typically, Anoka-Hennepin revises its curriculum and

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Leadership Public Schools and CK-12 College Access Readers

Written by CK-12 Foundation on April 10, 2012

Leadership Public Schools (LPS) is a network of four urban charter high schools in the California Bay Area. The majority of our students enter 9th grade reading far below grade level but all participate in college preparatory courses. Given this reality, LPS leverages CK-12 not only to develop low-cost, tailored textbooks, but also to scaffold these to provide better access for our students. Specifically, we are embedding literacy scaffolds directly into CK-12 Algebra, Geometry, and Biology materials to create flexbooks

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Leadership Public Schools and Riverside Unified School District – FlexMath and Algebra 1

Written by CK-12 Foundation on April 10, 2012

Summary

Responding to low and historically stagnant Algebra STAR scores, Leadership Public Schools (LPS) instituted an intervention program on their Hayward campus during the 2008 – 2009 academic year. The program targeted all 9th-grade students enrolled in Algebra, supporting them with a concurrent enrollment math intervention class. Equipped with 32 computer workstations, this support class featured a discovery-based curriculum which leveraged technology to both facilitate open-ended exploration while also creating precise mastery of essential algebraic mechanics. Though only partially developed at

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Utah Open Textbook Project

Written by CK-12 Foundation on April 10, 2012

CK-12 Biology
A study in Utah where teachers used CK-12 to create a custom science textbok found that open textbooks did not negatively impact learning outcomes and schools could save over 50% in costs using CK-12 rather than proprietary material. Learn more from the project website.