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School libraries levelling playing field

School libraries levelling playing field | Library-related | Scoop.it

For children from lower socio-economic backgrounds whose parents may not have the time to take them to public libraries (above), it is especially important to have well-resourced school libraries. 


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Having a school library can make a world of difference. 

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Research tells us that reading is correlated to academic achievement, and future work opportunities. 

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Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits

Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits | Library-related | Scoop.it

More than eight in ten Americans ages 16-29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library. Many say they are reading more in the era of digital content, especially on their mobile phones and on computers.


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Library-related

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Community Post: 9 Reasons Why Librarians Are Awesome

Community Post: 9 Reasons Why Librarians Are Awesome | Library-related | Scoop.it
In celebration of National Library Week (4/13-4/19), here is an homage to a group of greatly misunderstood and underappreciated professionals.
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Progress for School Libraries! - District Dispatch

Progress for School Libraries! - District Dispatch | Library-related | Scoop.it
This week, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (aka "HELP Committee") met to mark-up (debate, amend and vote on) the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, a bill that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education...
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Unequal shelves in DC school libraries benefit wealthier students - Washington Post

Unequal shelves in DC school libraries benefit wealthier students - Washington Post | Library-related | Scoop.it
With no dedicated funds for books, schools rely on donations, creating an imbalance for poor pupils.
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Equity is a real challenge for school districts without dedicated library funding

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Librarians Lead the Way in EdTech | Tech Learning

Librarians Lead the Way in EdTech | Tech Learning | Library-related | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." />
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Why all pupils deserve a real school library | CILIP

Why all pupils deserve a real school library | CILIP | Library-related | Scoop.it
Its a legal requirement for prisons to have libraries, but not schools; a shocking number lack even basic provisions http://t.co/P5IjO1Ep6C
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Student questions removal of high school library books - Evening Sun (subscription)

Student questions removal of high school library books - Evening Sun (subscription) | Library-related | Scoop.it
A removal and throwing out of some school books from the Hanover High School library stirred some concern and questions from at least one high school student this week.
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Oh, the places you'll go with a school library - Philly.com

Oh, the places you'll go with a school library - Philly.com | Library-related | Scoop.it
By David W. Brown, Jessica Kahn, and Greg Moore
On Monday, adults throughout the country will don oversized red-and-white hats to read their favorite Dr. Seuss book to thousands of eager schoolchildren in honor of Read Across America Day.
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School Libraries Matter: The Changing Role of the School Librarian

Support over 50000 school librarians making a difference every day in our schools. Join the conversation. #SchoolLibrariesMatter.
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Education and school library legislation is heating up

Education and school library legislation is heating up | Library-related | Scoop.it
It’s record cold in D.C., but we’re busy meeting with Senate staffers trying to promote school libraries. Both U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and U.S.
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Sens. Reed and Cochran introduce school library funding bill

Sens. Reed and Cochran introduce school library funding bill | Library-related | Scoop.it
Last week, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) joined Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS) in introducing the SKILLS Act (S.312).
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Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery

Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery | Library-related | Scoop.it
From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, we look at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books
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Library Advocacy

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Explore Sudi Hope Stodola's board "Library Advocacy" on Pinterest, a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas
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Lovers of ebooks and print books need librarians (infographic)

Lovers of ebooks and print books need librarians (infographic) | Library-related | Scoop.it
Some time ago, we shared a brilliant infographic about the role of librarians in our life. They are most wanted not only…
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When Google is your librarian and Starbucks your WiFi, do we still need public libraries?

When Google is your librarian and Starbucks your WiFi, do we still need public libraries? | Library-related | Scoop.it
When Google is your librarian and Starbucks your WiFi, do we still need libraries? Book review of "BiblioTech" by John Palfrey
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Millburn High School librarian juggles print, digital offerings - NorthJersey.com

Millburn High School librarian juggles print, digital offerings - NorthJersey.com | Library-related | Scoop.it
With 30,000 print titles and 20,000 digital titles at the Millburn High School library, students and staff need some guidance.
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"Our students are swimming in an ocean of information, and its really hard to swim to the shore to find safety,"

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School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces

School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces | Library-related | Scoop.it
You might think technology would spell the end of books and libraries. But many schools have embraced the digital revolution and built innovative spaces that foster a love of literature
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If I had a magic wand or an unlimited budget...

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Talking OK at new type of school library where teachers, students work in ... - The Republic

Talking OK at new type of school library where teachers, students work in ... - The Republic | Library-related | Scoop.it
There is no "shushing" in the International School at Dundee's library.
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Delaware School Libraries Council to Conduct Statewide Master Plan for ... - news.delaware.gov

Delaware School Libraries Council to Conduct Statewide Master Plan for ... - news.delaware.gov | Library-related | Scoop.it
The Delaware School Libraries Council, with support from the Delaware Department of State and the Department of Education, is embarking on a Statewide Master Plan for Delaware School Libraries, a comprehensive planning effort designed to create a...
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Libraries support digital readiness with tech t...

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Nearly 100 percent of America’s public libraries offer workforce development training programs, online job resources, and technology skills training, according to a new study from the American Library Association (ALA).
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Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense

Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense | Library-related | Scoop.it
Closing school libraries and cutting certified librarian positions does not make sense, says YA author and advocate Sarah Darer Littman, who has backed this assertion with research she cites in an open letter to policy makers.
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Librarydoor: CCSS Reading for Information…made ...

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Librarydoor: CCSS Reading for Information…made easy! on 21st Century School Libraries curated by Bookmarking Librarian
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School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students - Good E-Reader (blog)

School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students - Good E-Reader (blog) | Library-related | Scoop.it
Libraries present an interesting conundrum to policy makers and patrons alike. A Pew Internet study, for example, showed just how mixed-up the sentiments
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