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The Gift We Must Keep on Giving

Ed Gragert | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Ed Gragert

As we enter the Valentine season of giving and exchanging chocolates and messages of love, I am reminded of the most important gift that I have received in my life... the gift of an education.

Libraries of the Future: Where Trends Are Taking K-12 Public School Libraries

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Modern K-12 public libraries will offer intensely engaging learning environments to all students. How they will go about doing this is less certain bu...

Still Relevant: 3 School Library Systems Doing it Right

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Despite many K-12 libraries finding themselves on the chopping block in the budget cuts of recent years, I believe this aspect of student learning is ...

Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Public school libraries have always served an admirable purpose in education. In an indirect way, K-12 libraries have given students support in learni...

WATCH: 875 Reasons We Love This 5-Year-Old

Posted 05.30.2013 | Parents

As the school year comes to a close, and kids and parents embark on summer reading adventures, what better example to hold before them than 5-year-old...

What's a Library?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 07.08.2013 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

I live across the street from a library, or at least what used to be a library. The Donnell Library on West 53rd Street. Today, it is a big hole in the ground.

State Of America's School Libraries

Maureen Sullivan | Posted 06.15.2013 | Books
Maureen Sullivan

Providing our children with the best educational resources and empowering all our children to access, evaluate, and use information for academic and personal learning - this is the critical mission of school libraries and librarians.

School Library Thrives -- With No Books

Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

The library at Minneapolis' Benilde-St. Margaret's has no books, but the space at the Catholic preparatory school is proving to be more useful than ev...

How To Help School Libraries

| Posted 11.12.2012 | Books

By David Gaughran for Chronic under-funding of school libraries has led to the tragic spectacle of empty shelves, leaving children ...

A Place to Eat, a Place to Learn

Jesse Seaver | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

We all need a place to eat, and we all need a place to learn. The more support we have in these two areas when we are young, the better our chances of not growing up to be hungry adults. For most children, the primary environment in which they eat and learn is school.

National Library Week: Why We NEED To Save Our School Libraries

Brad Meltzer | Posted 06.09.2012 | Books
Brad Meltzer

In our schools today, there are many Mrs. Spicers, teachers who work away from the spotlight, going about the business of inspiring their students to aspire to greatness. This is especially true of our school librarians.

The Movement to Save School Library Programs

Pamela Sage Dodson | Posted 03.24.2012 | Education
Pamela Sage Dodson

Money is tight and state and locally supported school funding is dropping. School districts are looking for places to reduce costs and many believe school libraries and librarians are expendable.

What You Can Do To Support School Libraries In Crisis

Carl Harvey II | Posted 09.14.2012 | Books
Carl Harvey II

As the leader of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and an educator, I am struck by the lack of support for school libraries from federal and local governments. Do decision makers fully realize how their lack of support will hinder the education of America's next generation?

HOMEWORK WARS: Google vs. Librarians

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Eleanor Yang Su | Posted 12.02.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Eleanor Yang Su Fewer than 1 out of 4 schools in California is staffed with a credentialed libraria...

How Will We Read: In Schools?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.03.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

How must the role of the school library and the school librarian evolve in the 21st century school?

INFOGRAPHIC: Ten Most Frequently Banned Books

Posted 11.22.2011 | Books

To mark Banned Books Week (Sept 24-Oct 1), we've created an infographic to highlight the most banned or challenged books of last year. Click below to ...

WATCH: Ludacris' 250,000 Books For Post-Katrina Students

Posted 11.04.2011 | Education

Ludacris has helped collect more than 250,000 books for school libraries to serve over 30,000 New Orleans students affected by Hurricane Katrina in 20...

Lucas Kavner

Missouri School District Bans 'Slaughterhouse-Five' | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.28.2011 | Home

The school board in Republic, Mo., voted 4-0 to eliminate Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five" and Sarah Ockler's "Twenty Boy Summer" from the high s...

Brizard Can't Ignore Whittier Parents

Curtis Black | Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

CPS chief Jean Claud Brizard may have thought he could carry out a preemptive strike against the Whittier Parents Committee. He couldn't.

Will Guzzardi

Whittier Parents Brace For Another Fight As CPS Gives Them Cold Shoulder | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.21.2011 | Chicago

Last fall, a group of mothers in a largely Mexican neighborhood in Chicago made national headlines in their fight to save the fieldhouse at their chil...

Joy Resmovits

The Questionable Future Of School Librarians | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education

Tracey Weiss Suits, a 25-year teacher who worked for the last six years as a media specialist in a Land O' Lakes, Fla., school, had a feeling her job ...

Increase Library Funding, Up Student Scores? | Posted 07.10.2011 | Books

U.S. researchers say a study of 22 U.S. states and a Canadian province shows when funding support for school libraries rises, reading and testing scor...

Borders Wants Educators to Drink the Superman Kool-Aid (VIDEO)

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rocco Staino

In keeping with the holiday spirit, Borders, the national book retailer, has partnered with Donors Choose, an online charity, and the publisher Perse...

To Raise Student Achievement, Invest in Libraries

Carolyn Foote | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Carolyn Foote

Students need the support of librarians who help them get past the digital divide by providing Internet access and information literacy training, and connect their teachers with the latest tools.

Requests For Heating Aid Up 20 Percent In Northern Georgia

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. An organization that prov...