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ALA Urges Congress To Correct Law That Inadvertently Targets Libraries, Publishers

CPSC ruling requires children’s books to be removed for safety testing WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Library Association (ALA) released a letter to Congress yesterday, urging members to take action against a recent opinion ruling released from the General Counsel of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that would require…

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U.S. Department of Education Announces LSL Program Competition

The U.S. Department of Education’s Improving Literacy Through School Libraries (LSL) Program focuses on providing funding to public school libraries in districts with 20.00 percent or more family poverty. Funds are used to improve reading achievement through updating the library collection, expanding internet connections, purchasing new technology, providing professional development…

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Contact your Senators and Representative and Ask Them to Sign the “Dear Colleague” Letters Being Circulated in Support of the Strengthening Communities through Education and Integration Act

Earlier this week, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Representative Mike Honda (D-CA) introduced the Strengthening Communities through Education and Integration Act (S.3334 and H.R. 6617). The Strengthening Communities through Education and Integration Act will help educate individuals in English literacy and civics education, invest in our workforce, and provide impact…

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Dept. of Ed. Announces Grants for Improving Literacy Through School Libraries

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today announced the award of $18,258,896 to enhance libraries in 59 low-income school districts across the United States. The grants aim to help students improve reading achievement by increasing their access to up-to-date and technologically advanced school library materials. “Reading is the foundation for…

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New study reaffirms link between school librarians, academic achievement

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON – Language test scores in New York State schools with certified librarians are higher than in those schools without librarians, according to preliminary research findings from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. The research was conducted on schools giving the English Language Arts test, which is administered…

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