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Press Release: 2013 School Library Survey finds library resourcing linked to literacy

Press Release: 2013 School Library Survey finds library resourcing linked to literacy | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
The survey found schools with high national average NAPLAN reading literacy scores reported higher levels of library funding and staffing, while schools with lower scores had lower levels.
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more data indicating budget cuts can cut into achievement scores!

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Save our Schools: East Ramapo cuts library, music and art from all elementary schools.

4th grade student reads letter he wrote to President Obama. District is eliminating all library, music and art programs at the elementary level.
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Letter-writing campaigns, social networking protests, fund-raising, grass-roots efforts will all help to get the message out, but what will stem the school library closing tide?

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Schools Open Without Librarians - Schools - Swampscott, MA Patch

The School Committee chairman hopes the librarian positions can be restored in the future. .... I am thinking because of the high school putting substitutes back in the classrooms might be one of the reasons for the cuts.
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Alcona Elementary School library reopens - Alpena News

Alcona Elementary School library reopens - Alpena News | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
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Alcona Elementary School library reopens
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The 4,500-square-foot facility was slowly becoming neglected after budget cuts eliminated its librarian around 2005.
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An improvement, compared to the news about all the cuts elsewhere

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Austin schools face budget cuts this year - AustinTalks

Austin schools face budget cuts this year - AustinTalks | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
AustinTalks Austin schools face budget cuts this year AustinTalks But Dwayne Truss, an organizer for Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education, said those upgrades don't matter because Austin's welcoming schools are still seeing cuts of up to...
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RAILS%20Board%20Meeting.130524.National%20Library%20Legislative%20Day.pdf

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Defunding threatens school libraries throughout US - World Socialist Web Site

Defunding threatens school libraries throughout US - World Socialist Web Site | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
Steep budget cuts accompanied by the damaging impact of standardized testing are undermining funding for school libraries and professionally certified school librarians.
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Midstate Editorials, Opinions, Reviews and Commentary with The Patriot-News - PennLive.com

Midstate Editorials, Opinions, Reviews and Commentary with The Patriot-News - PennLive.com | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
Get the latest The Patriot-News review and opinions about Harrisburg, Cumberland, Dauphin and the rest of Central Pennsylvania on PennLive.com
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Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
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Is the message getting to the decision-makers' eyes and ears?

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School librarians in transition, pushed by cuts and pulled by technology | SouthCoastToday.com

School librarians in transition, pushed by cuts and pulled by technology | SouthCoastToday.com | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
In some schools, librarians have morphed into iPad-wielding tech whizzes, who preside over lively "Learning Commons." And in others, the days of the school librarian are just ... gone.
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The path to success in school comes through the library door: As I See It

The path to success in school comes through the library door: As I See It | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
Black students, Hispanic students and the economically disadvantaged benefitted more than the general student population when they attended a school with a professional librarian and library support staff.
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Is this message getting through to the decision-makers?

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Literacy standards are falling, so why are we closing libraries?

Literacy standards are falling, so why are we closing libraries? | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
Today’s report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) makes for depressing reading about the state of numeracy and literacy in England (Scotland and Wales weren’t subj...
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Are we creating a future society of illiterates?

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Advise Failing Public Libraries to Merge with Public Schools ...

Advise Failing Public Libraries to Merge with Public Schools ... | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
Target: American Library Association. Goal: Urge failing public libraries being hit by budget cuts to merge with public school systems. The Chicago Public School system (CPS) has recently unveiled a merger with the Chicago Public Library ...
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This idea seems like a viable solution, but the collections of public libraries and school libraries are for different clientele and serve different purposes. A school library collection is designed specifically to support the curriculum and the needs and interests of the readers within those grades. Our local public library collection houses a sizeable number of juvenile books, but it is half the size of our school collection.

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South Philadelphia Nonprofit Creates Pop-Up Libraries For High School Students - CBS Philly

South Philadelphia Nonprofit Creates Pop-Up Libraries For High School Students - CBS Philly | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
Budget cuts have shuttered libraries at many of Philadelphia top public schools. And when a South Philadelphia non-profit heard the news it took action.
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This is a band-aid rather than a solution to the closed school library problem, but it shows how much the community cares.

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USF Library to Return to 24-Hour Operation After Students Protest Cuts - Library Journal

USF Library to Return to 24-Hour Operation After Students Protest Cuts - Library Journal | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
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USF Library to Return to 24-Hour Operation After Students Protest Cuts
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Administrators, though, seemingly underestimated how much USF students counted on the library to play host to all night study sessions.
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Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant

Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant - The Huffington Post
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Can this happen without staffing and funding?

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Why We Need School Libraries

Why We Need School Libraries | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
This was written by a parent in Los Angeles, who blogs as the Red Queen in LA: Disarticulating Public Schools It was a bad day 30 years ago when some business management-type decided to restructure...
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Winning Libraries Share Cutting-edge Services at Annual Conference - District Dispatch

Winning Libraries Share Cutting-edge Services at Annual Conference - District Dispatch | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
Does your library offer cutting-edge library services?
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Miami’s Public Library Cuts Detrimental to Students | School Library Journal

Miami’s Public Library Cuts Detrimental to Students | School Library Journal | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
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Chicago To Add New School Libraries—Even As It Closes Schools | School Library Journal

Chicago To Add New School Libraries—Even As It Closes Schools | School Library Journal | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
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In Philadelphia, School Librarians Still In Flux | School Library Journal

In Philadelphia, School Librarians Still In Flux | School Library Journal | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
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Budget crisis shutters libraries at 2 top schools

Budget crisis shutters libraries at 2 top schools | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
When Central High School opened its new library in 2005 - a $4.5 million research and media hub funded by alumni - Apple named it a national model. Students visited it more than 147,000 times last...
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Keep your eye on Philadelphia. Will this be the future of cash-strapped school systems?

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School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » Right to Libraries Declaration

School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » Right to Libraries Declaration | School library budget cuts | Scoop.it
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