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Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program Applications Now Available

The Department of Education announced today that the application package for the 2008 Improving Literacy Through School Libraries (LSL) program competition is now available.  Application information is available at the Department of Education’s website. Eligible applicants include local educational agencies (LEAs) in which at least 20 percent of the students…

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National Test Scores Prove Need for School Librarians

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education’s recently released national test scores further confirm the need for a library in every school staffed by a state-certified school library media specialist. According to the results of the test – the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – with only…

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California School Librarian Testifies on ESEA, NCLB Reauthorization

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON – Today, California school librarian Mary K. Poeck testified on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the importance of having a highly qualified school library media specialist in every school. The ESEA, which regulates the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), is…

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