A librarian in rural Illinois uses an Ezra Jack Keats Mini Grant to connect local fourth-graders with the architecture and history of their town, while also studying the author’s works. Watch a video about the project.
A new study on the historic impact of the series also shows that watching “Sesame Street” may still be one of the most cost-effective ways to help kids, particularly those who start out economically disadvantaged, succeed later in school.
A recent impact study from Washington State reinforces that good school libraries are a great investment, offers fresh insight, and provides a new way to dig into the reality at work in our school libraries. In turn, it creates a vision for what quality libraries should look like in every school.
This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
A study released by the Washington Library Media Association joins a growing body of evidence showing that certified quality school library programs have a measurable impact on student performance and graduation rates.
Making is clearly an engaging activity for students. But are they actually learning anything? Annie Murphy Paul presents a compelling case based on cognitive research.
This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
The vast majority of reviewers for School Library Journal (SLJ) are white (88.8 percent) and female (95 percent), according to a recent survey by the magazine.
Washington Library Media Association Releases Op-Ed: “Look in School Libraries for Graduation Rates”
Two Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) presidents, future and current, have written an op-ed article urging the public to take WLMA’s new impact study, connecting student achievement with teacher librarians, very seriously.
Check out average book prices for children’s, young adult, and adult titles in hardcover, trade paperback, and mass-market paperback format.
The January 28 report from LightSail Education, polling 475 educators, also revealed a strong preference for purchasing ebooks outright over subscription models.
The “Kids & Family Reading Report, 5th Edition” survey from Scholastic launched on January 8 with findings, including what kids are reading for fun, the makings of a frequent reader, and what kids want to read.
From early literacy and culturally diverse titles selected by our review editors to a model public library program, the top articles of the year at School Library Journal.
According to Pew’s first-ever report on online harassment, young women, 18-24, are the most common targets.
Multimedia. Minecraft. Knitting. Bike repair. School Library Journal and Library Journal have launched a survey of non-book specific activities. Whether you’re a school or public library, we’d like to hear about this programming.
Training high school students in digital research and partnering them with a school librarian can instill a high level of confidence during college, according to preliminary observations of a study underway by EBSCO.
This article was published in School Library Journal's September 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Graphic novels and video games have become integral to library collections, and both media can have a large impact on circulation, according to a University of South Florida study. Moreover, readership stats “bolster the concept of graphic novels as a gateway to adult literacy.”
In his last column, Marc Aronson raised a number of questions about the recently released Common Sense Media brief on “Children, Teens, and Reading.” Seeta Pai, Vice President of Research at Common Sense Media, responds.
The high school graduation rate for the class of 2012 was 80 percent in the United States—the highest in the history of the country and a one percentage point gain over last year, the National Center for Education Statistics reports.
Common Sense Media released the new reading report “Children, Teens, and Reading,” a research brief that offers a big picture perspective on children’s reading habits in the United States and how they may have changed during the technological revolution.