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ERIC Number: ED581060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Library/Media Centers in U.S. Public Schools: Growth, Staffing, and Resources. Executive Summary
Tuck, Kathy D.; Holmes, Dwight R.
National Education Association
This study analyzes data collected between 2000 and 2013 from the annual National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Common Core of Data (CCD) Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey; the NCES Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS); and the U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates Survey (SAIPE). The findings presented in this study show substantial differences in student access to public school library/media centers, to librarians/media specialists, and to up-to-date library/media resources. Few gaps in library/media center resources have been reduced between schools, and gaps in the professional staffing of library/media centers are still widely apparent. While the study findings show that the poorest students have the least access to certain resources and particularly to librarians/media specialists, it is clear that ethnic minority status has an even stronger association with student access to library/media center resources than does poverty level. [For "Library/Media Centers in U.S. Public Schools: Growth, Staffing, and Resources. Full Report," see ED581061.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association
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