Tag Archives: libraries

We Need a National Digital-Library Endowment

As a boy, Warren Buffett is said to have read book after book on money. Thankfully, he did not live in Los Angeles and rely on the library at Roy Romer Middle School. Students there couldn’t check out a Buffett … Continue reading

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Ask to Include Librarians in the NEA Quality Dashboard Proposal

At the Network for Public Education conference, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of National Education Association, spoke about the “Opportunity Dashboard” that NEA is promoting as critical to the reauthorization of ESEA. Notably absent on this dashboard are school libraries and … Continue reading

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Join the American Library Association Media Push for School Library Support

This Thursday, April 9, 2015, the American Library Association is joining a social media push in support of dedicated funding for school libraries through Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) … Continue reading

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Modernizing the E-rate Program for Schools and Libraries

FCC Modernizes E-Rate Program To Expand Robust Wi-Fi Networks In The Nation’s Schools and Libraries. Reforms to Expand Wi-Fi to 10 Million More Students, Thousands of Libraries Nationwide Next Year The following updates to the E-rate program were aimed at … Continue reading

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Over-filtering in schools and libraries harms education, new ALA report finds

For Immediate Release Contact: Jazzy Wright Press Officer Washington Office 202-628-8410 jwright at alawash.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—Schools and libraries nationwide are routinely filtering internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires, according to “Fencing Out Knowledge: … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our Awesome Recipients of the NH School Library Media Awards

The 2014 NH School Library Media Association awards were presented at last weekend’s conference. For those of you who couldn’t make it, I’ve included the names of the recipients and the words of praise that were spoken about each. What … Continue reading

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White House pushes for expanding Internet access in schools

The White House announced an initiative on Thursday to expand high-speed broadband Internet access to virtually every school in the country.  The program is expected to cost several billion dollars, according to a senior administration official.  The White House argues … Continue reading

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