April 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Fighting Cuts: How To Keep Librarians in Schools

From before eliminating positions is proposed to getting those jobs back when they’re gone, Elissa Malespina gives you a plan of attack.

Organizations Urge Action to Overturn Harmful Funding Cuts in Federal Budget Proposal

The White House budget proposal to eliminate federal library funding would adversely impact all children, particularly those in at-risk communities.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary, the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience. However, at each level—middle […]

New Advocacy to Save School Librarians, One Click at a Time

Save School Librarians, a project of EveryLibrary, Follet Learning, and state library associations, is an online activist site for librarians, parents, and others.

Amid ESSA Uncertainty, Educators Urged To Be “Aware” and “Active”

In an age of ESSA and regulation unknowns, the best thing to do right now is to advocate for yourself.

Lilead Fellows, EveryLibrary Share Out ESSA Strategies | ALA Midwinter 2017

Final state plans are due by April 4. Here’s the advice that came out of the Lilead Fellows community meeting at Midwinter.

ESSA Action Focus Pivots to Policy Points

State education agencies are trying to find solutions to problems in this new ESSA environment. If you don’t bring the librarian perspective to the next version of the draft, no one else will.

To the Table with ESSA | Editorial

The Every Student Succeeds Act is all about implementation now, and it’s critical that media specialists have a place at the table.

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New Collaboration Eases Path to ESSA Implementation

Rosen Publishing and EveryLibrary are doing pro-bono consulting to state level school library stakeholders for ESSA implementation planning.

 

EveryLibrary Petition to Encourage Adherence to ESSA Provisions at Local Level

A petition to urge implementation of ESSA provisions is gathering steam, while serving an important additional function.