The U.S. Department of Education says it has begun offering the go curriculum to students and parents who have taken the online course for free or have paid for a subscription.
The U-turn comes after several states, including California, have announced that they will begin offering free courses through the Education Content Initiative.
The new initiative, launched by the Trump administration in March, aims to give students access to more than 30 million online courses, including the more than 1.2 million that are currently offered through the National Science Foundation.
The goal of the initiative is to provide access to high-quality online learning for students, parents and educators who want to develop and deliver quality curricula.
“For years, the Department of State has offered a free Go course through the DOE’s Education Content initiative, but that’s no longer the case,” DOE spokeswoman Sarah Lipps said in a statement.
“Today, we are expanding the program to include a free course through Education Content that will be available to all eligible students who have completed a Go program.
The program is designed to give parents, educators, and students access that will make learning more accessible and efficient.”
For now, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization says it will offer free online courses for students in the United Nations.