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2011 SKILLS Act briefing – video & wrap-up

2011 SKILLS Act Briefing – Carl Harvey from ALA Washington on Vimeo. On October 17, 2011 the American Association of School Librarians (AASL)  held a congressional briefing, “Education Reform and the SKILLs Act: An Analysis of Twenty-First Century School Librarians and Their Impact on Career and College Readiness.”  Presented in…

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Call your U.S. Senator to get school librarians into the “Keep our Educators Working Act of 2010”

Legislation is expected to be introduced tomorrow morning in the U.S. Senate that will provide $23 billion in aid to help school districts hire and retain educational professionals.  Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) will introduce this bill.  While librarians are not specifically mentioned in this bill, school librarians will be able…

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