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Change Looks Impossible When You Start

“Change looks impossible when you start, inevitable when you finish” – Bob Hunter There seems to never a really be a great opportunity to take time out and visit legislators. It takes energy, a time commitment and it can sometimes

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ESEA reauthorization bill introduced in U.S. Senate

Good news from Washington!  The Strengthening America’s Schools Act, a bill that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), was introduced today in the United States Senate.  While this legislation has yet to be assigned a number, this

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White House responds to School Library Petition

The White House recently responded to a petition that was sent to President Obama earlier this year via the “We the People” section of the White House’s website.    This petition, which to date has gained 28,619 signatures, stated the importance

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ESEA passes out of committee without school library amendment

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee last night (October 20th) passed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) with a 15-7 vote.  Joining all Democrats in voting in favor of the legislation were three Republicans, Senators Mike

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Critical Vote on School Libraries This Week

I am writing this message as we look at what, I believe, is the best opportunity for school libraries to be recognized in Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), our nation’s most important federal K-12 education law.  What happens in

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