CK-12 Foundation Releases Journalism FlexBook
Palo Alto. California
The CK-12 Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to giving people access to high-quality K-12 educational materials, today announced it has added a high school-level journalism FlexBook, to its free library of open-source textbooks.
The book was written by Nina Scott, who is an instructor in English at Phillips Academy, an independent boarding school located in Andover, Massachusetts. A former journalist herself, Scott teaches a journalism elective to high school seniors every fall. She also serves as the faculty adviser to the school's 136-year-old, student-run newspaper, The Phillipian.
Scott began collaborating with the foundation last spring, after learning of CK-12 at a conference sponsored by the Eight Schools Association Technology and Learning Institute. Inspired by CK-12's mission, she reached out to the foundation with the idea of donating her journalism textbook to make it available to the public.
"When I heard the foundation's vision, I immediately knew that I wanted to be part of it," said Scott. "CK-12's mission to collect superb academic resources and to make it all available for free so teachers can curate their own textbooks from that material is extraordinary. This struck me as an amazing gift to the world and I wanted to be part of it."
Neeru Khosla, co-founder and Executive Director of the CK-12 Foundation said, "We are extremely grateful for Nina's donation and excited about this addition to CK-12's offerings. Contributions from authors like her are an integral source of our content and they are instrumental in helping our foundation advance its goal of providing and increasing access to high-quality educational resources. We would welcome additional donations to our library, whether from our partner organizations or individual members of our community."