Model & Strategy

Open Up Resources is a nonprofit developing the highest quality full-course curricula available to districts, provided for free to promote instructional equity. They partner with the country’s foremost materials experts to develop superb curriculum and deliver essential implementation support, from professional development to printing. Districts spend more than $5 billion annually on curricula, yet they struggle from a dearth of standards-aligned content. Their mission is to provide students and educators with equal access to rigorous, standards-aligned core programs.

At a Glance
Founded: 2015
Location of work: Domestic, West Coast, Midwest, Southwest, Southeast
Open Up Resources
Cupertino, CA
Highest Quality. For Every Student.
Girls drawing with colored pencils
Larry Singer headshot
Meet Larry Singer

After 35 years of working at the intersection of technology and public policy, Larry Singer joined Open Up Resources as CEO.  He has held senior executive roles including EVP of K12 North America at Pearson and SVP positions at HP and Sun Microsystems.  Larry was the first State CIO and Executive Director of the Georgia Technology Authority, and was a Research Fellow at The John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Open Up Resources provides three high-quality curricula as Open Education Resources (OER): Open Up Resources 6–8 Math, EL Education K–5 Language Arts, and Bookworms K–5 Reading and Writing.

The Open Up Resources 6–8 Math curriculum and EL Education K–5 Language Arts curriculum have both received the highest-rated reviews for their respective subjects from

More than 505,034 students have engaged with the Open Up Resources materials, with educators from those districts exploring the curricula for consideration or formally adopting the materials.

The organization is self-sustaining, with revenue from sales of implementation services supporting the operations of Open Up Resources.

In just 3 years, OUR has grown its revenues to more than $40M and expects to grow to more than $65M in 2019.