Where administrators value strong library programs and can see them doing their part for student success, students are more likely to thrive academically. This is the over-arching conclusion that can be drawn from the latest study of the impact of school libraries--this one in Idaho conducted by the RSL Research Group which includes Keith Curry Lance.
As president of the Kentucky Association of School Librarians, I believe it is critical that parents, students and teachers realize the implications of Fayette County Superintendent Tom Shelton's plan to reduce all five high schools to only one librarian per school.
Heidi Neltner's insight:
Good op-ed piece about importance of school librarians:)
There’s an empty room at the REALM Charter School, which opened three years ago in an existing commercial building in Berkeley, Calif. When Emily Pilloton, director of the school’s Studio H design and build class, and Hallie Chen, an eighth-grade teacher, asked students what they envisioned for the space, they...
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
An important new study of Pennsylvania's schools shows that students in schools with full-time librarians score substantially higher on reading and writing tests than their counterparts in schools that lack librarians.
Graduate vacancies are predicted to rise by 10% this year – here are some skills you'll need to make sure you're one of the lucky ones (RT @CreativeChoices: "The ten skills students really need when they graduate" via @guardian
Heidi Neltner's insight:
New graduates need a "squeaky clean" digital footprint as they enter the workplace...school librarians can help educate them about that!
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