Ysleta ISD, which was recently named the best school district in the El Paso, Texas area for the second consecutive year, is adopting the BibliU solution to provide first-day content access for its Early College Academy and dual-credit students. Universal Learning is projected to reduce the school district’s administrative overhead and operational burden of maintaining and distributing print inventory costs by more than $500,000 in the first year. It will give students and instructors seamless access to content through the Clever digital learning platform.
While BibliU is currently providing a percentage of books online, it is working with the Ysleta ISD to expand the booklist and increase the number of students using BibliU in the spring semester.
“At Ysleta ISD, we are in constant pursuit of opportunities to expand learning and instill confidence in our students so they can succeed at any level,” said Richard Couder, Director of High School Academics, Ysleta Independent School District. “Ensuring seamless access to course books for our dual-credit students is 100% aligned with that mission. We look forward to expanding the initiative with BibilU, so even more students can take advantage of the solution.”
Dual-credit offerings are on the rise; according to the U.S. Department of Education, approximately 88% of high schools offer dual enrollment, and more than a third of U.S. high school students take college courses. The data also shows that students enrolled in dual-credit classes are more likely to attend and complete college than those who don’t. They are also on track to finish faster.
“Along with colleges and universities, school districts nationwide can implement our Universal Learning solution to ensure their students have access to course books on the first day of class, lessen their administrative burden, and reduce the district’s costs,” said David Sherwood, CEO of BibliU. “We are excited to partner with Ysleta ISD as it embarks on this new initiative and secures day-one access for its dual-credit students.”
About Ysleta School District
Ysleta ISD in El Paso, Texas is an “A”-rated, open-enrollment district serving about 37,000 students, including the city’s first-ever public college-preparatory Young Women’s Leadership Academy for girls in grades 6-12, and four National Blue Ribbon School award-winning campuses since 2017. The 107-year-old Ysleta ISD offers four early college high school programs; five international schools; full-day pre-K programs; exceptionally talented student musicians, performers, and artists; and a high-school athletics program that has resulted in five Texas championships since 2018. For more information, please visit https://www.yisd.net/.
EdTech innovator BibliU is defining the future of higher education by democratizing content accessibility. Designed to address the unique requirements of students, faculty, libraries, and publishers, BibliU is a learning enablement platform that empowers higher education institutions to streamline their textbook and courseware workflows to achieve greater student outcomes, affordability, and social mobility. With BibliU, colleges and universities can finally deliver on the promise of digitalization, guaranteeing all students have first-day access to the learning content they need. More information is available at www.bibliu.com.
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