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One Reason To Give Thanks

"Today’s librarian is much more than ‘‘keeper of the books.’’ We are all about ensuring that students and staff become effective users of information. I love knowing that research shows student academics improve when there’s a vibrant library program in a school. I love opening up the world of inquiry to those curious little minds. [...]

One Reason To Give Thanks

"Today’s librarian is much more than ‘‘keeper of the books.’’ We are all about ensuring that students and staff become effective users of information. I love knowing that research shows student academics improve when there’s a vibrant library program in a school. I love opening up the world of inquiry to those curious little minds. [...]

Hmmm…Getting Girls Into IT?

The Montgomery County Board of Education is putting together a task force to strategize ways of getting GIRLS interested and exposed to the www of information technology. "The recommendations include creating a comprehensive marketing plan to raise parental awareness of the skills and talents vital to technology-related professions, embedding more information technology in schools programs and courses and [...]

Hmmm…Getting Girls Into IT?

The Montgomery County Board of Education is putting together a task force to strategize ways of getting GIRLS interested and exposed to the www of information technology. "The recommendations include creating a comprehensive marketing plan to raise parental awareness of the skills and talents vital to technology-related professions, embedding more information technology in schools programs and courses and [...]

A Crying Shame!

Tony Doyle, from The Modesto Bee is reporting on why California students (particularly in Merced City School District) perform poorly on standardized reading tests compared to other states. Doyle writes, "California has the highest ratio of students to school librarians in the country — by a huge margin. There are approximately 4,500 students for every school librarian [...]

A Crying Shame!

Tony Doyle, from The Modesto Bee is reporting on why California students (particularly in Merced City School District) perform poorly on standardized reading tests compared to other states. Doyle writes, "California has the highest ratio of students to school librarians in the country — by a huge margin. There are approximately 4,500 students for every school librarian [...]

Meet Teachers Mary Lee and Franki from "A Year of Reading" Blog

A.B. As teachers, why did you both decide to start blogging?  What are your goals as reading bloggers?F:  It was totally Mary Lee’s idea.  She is far more technological than I am.  We had been emailing and meeting over coffee to chat about books for a while and this seemed like a fun way to do [...]

Meet Teachers Mary Lee and Franki from "A Year of Reading" Blog

A.B. As teachers, why did you both decide to start blogging?  What are your goals as reading bloggers?F:  It was totally Mary Lee’s idea.  She is far more technological than I am.  We had been emailing and meeting over coffee to chat about books for a while and this seemed like a fun way to do [...]

Mary Lee and Franki Continued…

***Dear Readers, sorry for the font disparity, I'm still trying to figure it out.  -Amy*** A.B. What blogs out there in the blogosphere would you highly recommend to educators and why?F: Fuse #8 and Read Roger were the two blogs I found first.  I then found Jen Robinson’s page.  These three totally hooked me to [...]

Mary Lee and Franki Continued…

***Dear Readers, sorry for the font disparity, I'm still trying to figure it out.  -Amy*** A.B. What blogs out there in the blogosphere would you highly recommend to educators and why?F: Fuse #8 and Read Roger were the two blogs I found first.  I then found Jen Robinson’s page.  These three totally hooked me to [...]