On March 23, best-selling author James Patterson announced that he is donating an additional $250,000 to the $1.25 million school libraries grant he and Scholastic Reading Club publicized earlier in March.
With the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act coming up, the American Library Association has been leading the campaign to get dedicated funding for school libraries into the bill.
SLJ was on hand for a day of professional development for a group of new teacher librarians, some decked out in green, at P.S. 192 in New York City on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day.
Due to the partnership between Thomas Middle School in Arlington, IL, and Arlington Heights Memorial Library, a group of 29 eighth graders participated in a maker class creating everyday objects, including jewelry and take-apart scissors.
The Federal Communications Commission vote concerning the regulation of Internet broadband services and net neutrality is on February 26, and here’s why schools and libraries should care.
A proposed bill in Kansas removes the protection of educators against prosecution for sharing so-called “harmful material” in schools. Senate Bill 56 has sparked strong partisanship, and the American Library Association is closely monitoring its progress.
Libraries and schools applying for E-Rate’s Wi-Fi program have an extra $1.5 billion of funds to tap until the March 26 deadline. Here are some tips and tools to maximize your application.
Renewed book challenges to The Working Poor: Invisible in America and The Art of Racing in the Rain stir up sides as the Highland Park (TX) Independent School District’s board gears up to vote on revisions to the district’s book policy.
The Ohio Department of Education is trying to purge the “5 of 8” rule, which mandates that school districts hire five staff members in “education service personnel,” including librarians, for every 1,000 students.
Middle school librarian Mary Burkey wondered how she was going to get digital books into kids’ hands. Her ongoing partnership with the local public library eventually led to a digital kiosk that allows kids at school to browse and access the library’s full digital collection.
The FCC voted another $1.5 billion to E-Rate, a federal subsidy program that brings high speed broadband to schools and libraries, and advocates, including the American Library Assocation and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries, are voicing their cheer.
In big and small ways, collaboration is a way of life for many school and public libraries. From teen book festivals to maker space initiatives, they are working together to bring new services and programs to their young adults.
Nonprofit group Highland Park Kids Read is set to protest the pulling of “objectionable” books from the district’s curricula at a December 9 board meeting of the Highland Park Independent School District.
K-12 school districts can track their assets, including barcoded textbooks, laptops, whiteboards, tablets, and other equipment, using Destiny Resource Manager from Follett.
The mayor of Nashville, Karl Dean, shares his city’s successful—and replicable—collections and renovations partnership with Nashville Public Library’s Limitless Libraries and Metro Nashville Public Schools.
Due to the perseverance of concerned parents and school administration, the Swampscott School District in Massachusetts is hiring school librarians.
Peter Kornicker, a library media specialist at Don Pedro Albizu Campos Middle School in New York City, nabbed the Apple ConnectED grant for his school. This award translates into every student receiving an Apple iPad and every teacher, an iPad and Macbook, in 2015.
A trip to Malawi, Africa in 1992 convinced GE executive Jim Ziolkowski that he had a different calling—giving students the opportunity to transform their lives through access to education.
Inspirational and groundbreaking school librarians from all over the United States descended upon St. Paul, MN, on October 25─26 for SLJ’s 10th annual Leadership Summit. Here are some scenes and highlights from the event.