[Library Media] FW: TIME SENSITIVE: US DOE needs to hear from you - re: ESSA!

Sarah Herron Sarah.Herron at slcschools.org
Wed Aug 17 16:05:20 MDT 2016

UT Library Personnel –

Please fill out this survey ASAP, the deadline is tomorrow! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PML2GPN

Beth Yoke states the following:

Take this super short, 5 question survey:

Answer question #5 with something like:
Work to ensure that every school has an effective school library program that includes a certified school librarian and adequate funding

The information below is if you want more information.

Thank you for your advocating for your libraries.

Sarah G. Herron
Sarah G. Herron
President, Utah Educational Library Media Association
Library Technology Teacher, M. Ed.
East High School
840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
Email: sarah.herron at slcschools.org<mailto:sarah.herron at slcschools.org>
Phone:    801-583-1661 x2202
Fax:         801-584-2927

"I really didn't realize the librarians were, you know, such a dangerous group. They are subversive. You think they're just sitting there at the desk, all quiet and everything. They're like plotting the revolution, man. I wouldn't mess with them."
Michael Moore

From: Katie Williams [mailto:kjwbooks at comcast.net]
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 3:06 PM
Cc: Audrey Church <churchap at longwood.edu>
Subject: Fwd: TIME SENSITIVE: US DOE needs to hear from you - re: ESSA!

Dear Region 7 Library Leaders,
Please share far and wide….this survey deadline is tomorrow!! This is our opportunity to fill their minds with the importance of school librarians and teacher librarians.

Many thanks,
Katie Williams
Teacher Librarian, retired
AASL Region 7 Director

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From: "Church, Audrey" <churchap at longwood.edu<mailto:churchap at longwood.edu>>
Subject: TIME SENSITIVE: US DOE needs to hear from you - re: ESSA!
Date: August 17, 2016 at 1:41:41 PM PDT
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Cc: Leslie Preddy <lesliepreddy at hotmail.com<mailto:lesliepreddy at hotmail.com>>, Steven Yates <yates011steven at gmail.com<mailto:yates011steven at gmail.com>>, "Sylvia K. Norton" <snorton at ala.org<mailto:snorton at ala.org>>

If you’ve not seen this message come across the afflilate listservs in your region, please send it out through any to which you have access.
Many thanks,

Audrey P. Church, Ph.D.
Professor and Coordinator, School Librarianship
President, American Association of School Librarians, 2016-2017
Author, Tapping into the Skills of 21st-Century School Librarians<https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781475818895/Tapping-into-the-Skills-of-21st-Century-School-Librarians-A-Concise-Handbook-for-Administrators>, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016

Department of Education and Special Education
Longwood University
201 High Street, Hull 232
Farmville, VA  23909
Phone:  434-395-2682
Email:  churchap at longwood.edu<mailto:churchap at longwood.edu>
The US Department of Education is requesting YOUR input on educational needs in your region!

The survey requests feedback on the most pressing educational issues and how the Department of Education’s Comprehensive Centers can provide assistance to address those issues. The Department of Education would appreciate feedback from anyone who has an interest in the current state of education and ideas for where improvements are most needed.
Please complete the online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PML2GPN at your earliest convenience.  It would be appreciated if you could add your state and/or region into the text box, although this information is not specifically requested.  Information will be compiled by regions, when possible, in order to best support each region.
There are Regional Advisory Committees whose members are interested in gathering more detailed information as well.  If you feel that you have additional information to share, please contact the Regional Advisory Committee members in your region and share with them.  The deadline for the information gathering portion of this project is August 18, so don’t delay!
Here is some context for how the gathered information will be used:
The Comprehensive Centers (Centers http://www2.ed.gov/programs/newccp/index.html) program is authorized by Title II of the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002 (ETAA), Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA) of 2002. The Department of Education (Department) funds these Centers to provide technical assistance to State education agencies (SEAs) that builds SEA capacity to: support local educational agencies (LEAs or districts) and schools, especially low-performing districts and schools; improve educational outcomes for all students; close achievement gaps; and improve the quality of instruction.
Before a competition for the Centers program is held, the ETAA requires the establishment of ten Regional Advisory Committees (RACs). The purpose of these committees is to collect information on the educational needs of each of the ten regions. To the extent the Secretary deems appropriate, the Department will use the information submitted by the RACs, along with other relevant regional surveys of needs, to establish priorities for the next cohort of Centers.
Thanks for taking the time to read this message, and complete the survey!
Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PML2GPN

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