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July 31, 2015

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NYC School Tech Summit: Green Screens, Digital Tools, and, Above All, Innovation

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During the jam-packed event on July 29, nearly 2,000 educators, principals, and superintendents from across New York City’s five boroughs were encouraged to rethink their teaching with new practices and digital tools this fall—and beyond.

MyLibraryNYC Brings Public Library Services to City Schools, 500,000+ Students

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A unique partnership between New York’s Department of Education and the city’s three public library systems, MyLibraryNYC has made its way into 488 pre-K–12 schools across the city this past school year, serving more than half a million students and over 60,000 educators.

Pictures of the Week: New Teacher Librarian Training at P.S. 192

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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.

State Orders New York City to Comply with Mandate for Secondary School Librarians

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A ruling by New York State Education Commissioner John King in response to an appeal filed by the United Federation of Teachers means the NYC DOE has to address the staffing gap in the 2014−2015 school year—and in the best case scenario—could result in hundreds of new positions.

Dishes to Dirt: Six School Districts Step Up on Sustainability | Editorial

The Urban School Food Alliance is bringing greener choices to our schools, starting with the replacement of foam trays used in cafeterias with an affordable, compostable alternative.

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At School Library Conference, an Effort to Counter Sandy’s Damage

The Chatham Public Library in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. Both school and public libraries are mobilizing to meet patron needs in the hurricane's aftermath.

While many New York City school libraries still remain unable to provide essential student services, librarians at the New York City School Library System’s Annual Library Fall Conference have come up with meaningful ways to give these libraries the help they need.

Libraries Respond to Hurricane Sandy, Offering Refuge, WiFi, and Services to Needy Communities

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Libraries along the East Coast are stepping up to the challenge, providing a range of services, as well as a place to converge and power up, in Sandy’s wake. New York City schools sustained damage, though the school library situation is still being assessed, according to Richard Hasenyager, director of library services for NYC’s Department of Education