And according to the recent Pennsylvania School Library Study, a comprehensive study of school library services in publicly funded K–12 schools, 56 percent of the state's schools don't have a full-time school librarian.
The American Library Association would like to thank Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Jack Reed (D-RI) for their leadership in including strong provisions for effective school library programs in the Strengthening America’s Schools Act that was introduced on Tuesday. The bill is the first to recognize the role school library programs play in student learning since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was first enacted in 1965.
Libraries Add Multimedia Learning to Digital Mission Education Week News “Today's education landscape includes school closings, deficits, layoffs, and the elimination of arts and music programs; it's a desert of opportunities,” said Theresa Ramos,...
Twenty-four independent state studies from across the nation now document the definite impact of teacher librarians and school libraries on students' achievement scores. These studies show a direct correlation ...
New York state already does not have a mandate for elementary school librarians, which has always been baffling to me. It is in elementary school that children first learn to read and if reading is the foundation for all future ...
Keith Koehler's insight:
Interesting how legislature and education are so far apart.
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