[caption id="attachment_110254" align="alignleft" width="215"] The report acknowledges that policy changes regarding instructional materials are not enough to ensure that digital content is used in classrooms effectively.[/caption]

Everyone remembers lugging a 20-pound textbook. But should today’s students still have to consult hefty—and often outdated—printed texts? And should states and districts still pay for resources that few students now find relevant?

A new report says "no"—and it urges states and districts to stop delaying the inevitable shift from print to digital instruction. It also provides examples of how some states are making this shift and...

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