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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 Enzi (R-WY), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Mark Kirk (R-IL).  Unfortunately,…


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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MacArthur, IMLS announce plans to create 30 new learning labs

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced plans to create 30 new youth learning labs in libraries and museums across the country. According to a statement released by IMLS, the project was inspired by an innovative new teen…

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Department of Education to release funds for literacy program, State Literacy Teams

The U.S. Department of Education has released their application for the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program. The deadline for State Educational Agencies (SEAs) to submit the application is Thursday, September 30, 2010. The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program is providing $10 million for formula grants for states to create a…

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