Tag Archives: education

Movement on ESEA!

After months of intense behind the scenes work in Congress, it looks like things are finally coming to a head with the reauthorization of the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA). As you may have read in past posts, school libraries fared extremely well in S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, but not so well in H.R.5, the House’s Student Success ... Read More »

Libraries improve student performance

young girl using a computer in a library

National Library Card Sign-up Month got a shout out from two leading voices on Capitol Hill: Ohio Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-9th) and James B. Renacci (R-16th). In an op ed article published in The Hill’s Congress Blog, Reps. Kaptur and Renacci advised their fellow congressmen of the strong link between libraries and student performance, telling them to “leverage the power of ... Read More »

Victory for school libraries as Senate passes education bill

Woman and young girl in kitchen with laptop and paperwork smiling

The Senate made great strides this week to ensure needed reform to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  After much debate and across the aisle discussion, yesterday the Senate overwhelmingly passed S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, by a vote of 81-17. As we discussed in a previous post, the inclusion in the bill of the bi-partisan Reed-Cochran ... Read More »

Briefing: Libraries, kids and technology

Baby in a suit pointing at a laptop screen

Interested in learning how children engage with technology at libraries? If you answered yes, then you might consider attending the briefing, Kids, Learning, and Technology: Libraries as 21st Century Creative Spaces on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center – Room 217. This event’s honorary co-host Representative Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) will be in attendance ... Read More »

“We know that access to effective school library programs, staffed by trained school librarians, has a positive impact on student achievement” – five senators show their support

As the national debate over education continues, we commend Senators Jack Reed, Chuck Grassley, Debbie Stabenow, Roger Wicker and Olympia Snowe for recognizing the importance of supporting children’s access to books and literacy services, especially through their school libraries.  Ensuring that all children, especially those from disadvantaged communities, can learn to love reading which helps them attain a 21st century ... Read More »