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Subject: Anyone using K12
Date Posted: 9/8/2007 10:07 AM ET
Member Since: 9/1/2007
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I am wondering if anyone here is using K12?  I am still looking for some books for this year so if anybody has any k12/ 5th grade they would like to get rid of please let me know!!

Date Posted: 9/8/2007 8:47 PM ET
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We've just started our fifth year with K12.  We have a 4th-8th grade mix this year.  I've sold all my Grade 5 stuff.

You could PM me and let me know what you need.

Also, have you tried the K12 Used Stuff group on Yahoo Groups?

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k12UsedStuff/

JCC

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 1:39 AM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2006
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We are using 5th grade this year, so I don't have any extra to share with you.

But I do have something to add...

I've heard that it's illegal to sell or distribute K12 materials.  This summer, when we were returning last year's non-consumables (We use K12 through a VA.), we were told to THROW AWAY teacher guides and such because K12 doesn't reuse them and we (the families) are not allowed to sell or distribute them.  We can't even GIVE them away!  Seems like such a waste, but that's what they told us.  I haven't actually thrown anything away, because I keep thinking some day they'll change that policy.  = )

Julie, do you have any information regarding this?

~Jori

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 12:08 PM ET
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The K12 teacher guides and student pages have never been allowed to be transferred from the original student/family they were purchased for.  This is because they contain proprietary information from the OLS (online school system).  So giving them away or selling them is giving away the OLS content that individuals (independent users) and school districts (VA's) have to pay for via subscription access to the OLS.

The new K12 contracts (effective this year) state that NO K12 materials may be resold.  However, my understanding is if you have items purchased on an older contract, then you may.

I have noticed K12 student pages and teacher guides being listed on PBS.  This is an outright violation of K12's Terms of Use policy.  Perhaps we should let PBS know about it.

JCC

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 4:17 PM ET
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I have bought some used stuff off the yahoogroups list, and it has been very helpful.  The  only thing I am thinking about the teacher guides etc, is that if the family was already subscribed to OLS that it would be okay to transfer them.  JMO. 

I did tell K12 when I called to sign up that I bought the books for the courses we were doing used, and they didn't seem to have issue with it. 

I am really looking for Science and LA5.  I have all of Math, and most of History.  I am one book short for History but it is available at my local library.

Stacy Walker

Indiana