Victory for School Libraries as Senate Passes Education BillJuly 23, 2015
The Senate made great strides this week to ensure needed reform to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). After much debate and across the aisle discussion, yesterday the Senate overwhelmingly passed S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, by a vote of 81-17.
As detailed in ALA's recent press statement, "The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 contains several provisions in support of libraries, including state and local planning requirements related to developing effective school library programs and digital literacy skills; professional development activities for school librarians; partnership opportunities for libraries; and competitive grants for developing and enhancing effective school library programs."
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