Texas has never been afraid of bold education initiatives, and the passage of Texas House Bill 2488 in June 2009 was definitely bold. The bill, "Relating to open-source textbooks and other instructional materials for public schools," made modifications to the Texas Education Code that explicitly allow adoption of open source textbooks in Texas schools.
TEA update : eventually open source textbook will be an option to districts, and TEA encourages the best interest to research it sooner about necessary infrastructure and professional development.
H.B.4294 : state textbook fund can be used to purchase equipments to support instruction for digital textbook
For Texas, etextbook will be available in classrooms this Fall.
Obama Calls for New Education Technology Agency ( news )
The Obama administration wants to establish a new agency with the U.S. Department of Education to support the creation of education technologies and to promote their adoption by teachers