[library-media] Elementary & Secondary Education Act - Reauthorization

Juan Lee jtlee at utah.gov
Wed Mar 24 12:26:26 MDT 2010

ALA urges inclusion of school libraries as House begins work on ESEA
March 24, 2010
The ALA today filed comments to the House Education and Labor
Committee, calling on the committee to include school librarians in the
re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. As the
committee moves forward on this important legislation, the ALA will
continue to aggressively lobby for the inclusion of school librarians in
order to ensure that each school library – the technologically modern
classroom in today’s schools – is managed by a state-licensed school
Specifically, the ALA is asking the committee to:
1. Maintain dedicated funding for the Improving Literacy Through School
Libraries program.
2. Include provisions under Title I state and local plans and the Race
to the Top Fund to establish a state goal of having a school library
staffed by a state-licensed school librarian in each public school.
3. Allow state and local professional development funds to be used for
recruiting and training school librarians.
The full text of the ALA’s letter can be read here (
http://www.wo.ala.org/districtdispatch/?p=4649 ) or go to:

Juan Tomás


Juan Tomás Lee, State Data Coordinator/Library Consultant
Utah State Library Division
250 N 1950 W, Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901
Phone (801)715-6769
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jtlee at utah.gov 

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