April 24, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Update: ESEA: ALA and Advocacy Community Urging School Library Supporters to Act Now

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.

Common Core Flip-Flop: Governor Cuomo Changes Mind About Using Common Core Test Results For Teacher Evaluations

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently said “change is scary,” but New York State Governor Cuomo, once a staunch supporter of rigorous teacher evaluations based on student testing, has changed his position on teachers evaluations based on Common Core testing following protests and pushback.

Pictures of the Week: Michelle Kwan Helps Kick Off ‘Let’s Read! Let’s Move!’

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hosted the first Let’s Read! Let’s Move! event of 2013 on Wednesday, July 10, at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters in Washington, D.C. Along with Rep. John Kline of Minnesota; Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move!; and Michelle Kwan, member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and Olympic figure skater, the celebrity guests read to a group of students. Kwan then led the children in a session of fun, physical activities.

Teacher Librarians Are Key to the Digital Shift | Pivot Points

With the demise of print textbooks and the rise of digital learning resources, the digital shift is certainly underway. There are many ways that teacher librarians can inform and assist school districts making the transition. They have the skills and knowledge necessary to help administrators create guidelines and systems that will guarantee a successful change.