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U.S. House (re)Introduces SKILLS Act

01/20/2012

U.S. House Introduces SKILLS Act to amend ESEA to do the following:

  1. “Defines an “effective school library program” to be staffed by a state-certified school librarian, have up-to-date materials including technology, teaches digital literacy skills, and finally, has regular collaboration between other education professionals over curriculum.
  2. Replaces Improving Literacy Through School Libraries with Improving Literacy and College and Career Readiness Through Effective School Library Programs which would award competitive grants to underserved local schools and school districts to develop an effective school library program.
  3. Allows school librarians access to professional development funds under Title II of ESEA.”

via District Dispatch.

Please contact your local Congressperson and ask them to support it!

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