Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Not every kid gets a dedicated librarian

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/03/18/number-of-libraries-dwindle-in-nyc-schools.html

Not every kid gets a dedicated librarian. New York, California and Philadelphia have had legislative actions dedicated to cutting funding for libraries and school librarians, and the outlook looks bleak for some. Libraries give students a safe space to study, get help with research projects and essays, read and access materials and information that they not be able to at home. Librarians serves as research specialists, literacy advocates and curriculum support. Studies show that students do better and learn more with a certified school librarian on staff.  What do you think?  How would the school change without a dedicated librarian?