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#GoOpen States

Through the #GoOpen campaign, the U.S. Department of Education supports states, school districts and educators using openly licensed educational materials to transform teaching and learning.

District and state leaders are working alongside innovators from education technology companies and nonprofit organizations to share effective strategies and ideas, create new tools and provide professional learning opportunities that help educators find, adapt, create, and share resources. Read our #GoOpen Exchange press release and our Open Education Symposium fact sheet for more on these commitments.

Why #GoOpen?

Openly licensed educational resources have enormous potential to increase access to high-quality education opportunities in the United States. Switching to openly licensed educational materials has enabled school districts to repurpose funding typically spent on static textbooks for other pressing needs, such as investing in the transition to digital learning. Visit our Open Education page to learn how resources that are openly licensed can benefit schools.

What it means to #GoOpen

Statewide #GoOpen initiatives are committed to supporting school districts and educators as they transition to the use of high-quality, openly-licensed educational resources in their schools.

#GoOpen States:

  • Adopt/Implement a statewide technology strategy that includes the use of openly licensed resources as a central component.
  • Develop and maintain a statewide repository solution for openly licensed resources.
  • Develop the technical capability to publish OER to the Learning Registry.
  • Participate in a community of practice with other #GoOpen states and districts to share learning resources and professional development resources.
  • Create a webpage to share the commitment to #GoOpen and document the state‚Äôs progress.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a #GoOpen State, please email

#GoOpen States

Map showing all #GoOpen states in orange.

The 20 #GoOpen States include:

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