Tag Archives: Arne Duncan

IAL Application Reminder and Small change to IAL Review

There has been a slight change to the application review of the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program that probably will not affect many ALA members.  U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on July 24 announced that the Department of Education will waive Executive Order 12372, what was a task originally included in the July 11 IAL application notice.  By waiving ... Read More »

Sec. Duncan acknowledges libraries’ need for funding yet offers no answers during Senate hearing

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing today where Education Secretary Arne Duncan testified on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) brought school libraries to the forefront of the decision when he asked the Secretary about the administration’s decision to consolidate many education programs including Improving Literacy ... Read More »