The bill, called the Strengthening America’s Schools Act, would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, first encacted in 1965, and add specific language about school libraries, including:
Keep an eye on this bill and express your support for school libraries!"Defining an effective school library program as:
- Staffed by a state-certified or licensed school librarian;
- Having up-to-date books, materials, equipment, and technology (including broadband);
- Including regular collaboration between classroom teachers and school librarians to assist with the development and implementation of curriculum;
- Supports the development of digital literacy skills"