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OpenEd Initiates Subscription Plan for Some Common Core Resources

OpenEd, which has offered Common Core-aligned resources to teachers for free for the last two years, will now also offer a Premium Content package for a monthly charge of $9.95.

Founded in 2012 with the goal of providing resources that could help teachers meet Common Core State Standards, OpenEd representatives said they have literally millions of lesson plans, assessments, videos and games.

"The resources on OpenEd have been free, and we are committed to keeping the vast majority of our catalog that way," said OpenEd CEO and Co-founder Adam Blum. "However, major education companies have valuable resources available that typically can only be acquired by schools or districts. By partnering with them, we are able to put additional high-quality content in teachers' hands."

Among the resources and tools that will be available with the Premium Content subscription are the Pearson Formative Assessment Item Bank and materials created by Houghton Mifflin. OpenEd also has a gamified Common Core app for students called Common Core Quest, which allows students to earn badges for math and language arts skills and recommends resources to address learning gaps.

Open Ed will offer a free one-month trial to individual teachers who, Blum pointed out, do not have the same access to materials as schools and districts do.

To sample or purchase OpenEd resource materials, go to OpenEd.io.

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Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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