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Spanish mother-of-two starts petition for free school textbooks

Elena Alfaro has already collected almost 210,000 signatures on a petition which she hopes will make the Spanish government introduce "book banks" for school textbooks.

Google Play Books now available on iOS devices

The Google Play Books app for the Apple operating system is now offering textbook rentals. During Google’s Nexus 7 and Chromecast exhibitions broadcasted that it was planning textbook rental sand sales beginning in August.

Op-Ed: Textbook buyback season is here — Where can you sell yours?

During textbook buyback season everyone is looking for the great deals, I'm going to let you in on a little known company that gives you more money back, 2x more to be exact!

Op-Ed: Our Broken Education System and Possible Solutions to Fixing It

The state of our education system has been on my mind lately, I have some opinions on how I think we can make immediate changes to improve it. It requires sacrifice and give on both sides of this debate but I am positive as a nation we can do anything.

Op-Ed: The Presidential Election is Over, Now What? Fixing Education.

The election is over, now what, the future of education, financial aid and student debt in President Obama's next term. How will we as a nation begin to fix the education system.

Akademos launches new Adoption Tool

Online bookstore Akademos has launched its new Adoption Tool, a virtual site where faculty can go to choose their adopted texts for class.

Op-Ed: The Increasing Price of Textbooks

The increasing price of textbooks can be an additional financial burden to students already struggling with paying tuition. Here is just one way to loosen the noose of student loans.

Amazon unveils Kindle Textbook Rental, promises 80% savings

Seattle - Instead of purchasing university or college textbooks at outlandish prices, Amazon has unveiled a new service that allows students to rent textbooks for the time you need. Kindle Textbook Rental promises students will save up to 80 percent.

Computers are becoming the standard text book

Millions of trees could be sighing a breath of relief in the future as computers become the standard in schools instead of textbooks if some reports are correct. Still those mighty oaks will have to wait a while before they are in the clear.

World War II Suicide Lesson In Textbooks Protested

Protesters in Japan want new history textbooks rewritten to tone down an incident that happened in WWII. The incident in question involved the invasion of Okinawa by the United States.

Professor Says Textbooks Are Too Expensive, Quits Using Them

Ron Hammond, Phd, professor at Utah Valley State College, no longer uses textbooks in his classes. They are just too expensive. The cost is rising and he doesn't like to force his students to pay those prices.

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