SACRAMENTO –Assemblyman Curt Hagman’s (R-Chino Hills) AB 133 passed the State Senate with a 33-0 vote. AB 133 would have publishers submit textbooks for adoption in both print and digital formats.
“Technology is an integral part of today’s society. By allowing our students access to their textbooks digitally, we are providing our children with a way of learning they are already familiar with while encouraging resource and teaching efficiencies,” said Assemblyman Hagman. “Passing AB 133 demonstrates the Legislature’s commitment to improving education for the children of California.”
Currently, California K-8 and 9-12 school districts are required to provide all students print textbooks as their basic learning materials. Recently, the advent of e-readers has allowed these texts to be published digitally and applied to an e-reader device, giving students a new medium to receive and actively engage the material.