February 27, 2017

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DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Librarians React

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. C-SPAN screengrab via Wikipedia.

The embattled school choice proponent squeaked out a victory in the Senate confirmation vote, to the consternation of many in the education community.

DC Parents Demand School Librarians Be Restored

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Parents in Washington, DC, are taking to the streets, advocating for more funding for their school libraries and librarians. The Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization (CHPSPO) has spent the past seven months pushing for Washington, DC, to open its coffers to school libraries to replenish shelves, upgrade library spaces and hire more librarians for K–12 students.