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ERIC Number: EJ899898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Staying Focused during Tough Economic Times: Consolidating Our Research Base
Allen, Melissa
Library Media Connection, v29 n1 p18-21 Aug-Sep 2010
Today school library media specialists operate in an environment of daily challenges and controversies. "No Child Left Behind" established mandates that all educators are scrambling to meet. No matter how people feel about the way the legislation is being carried out, it is difficult to argue against its purpose--that all educators must find ways to help all students to succeed regardless of race, ethnicity, dominant language, income status, or handicap. Education budgets are being slashed and media specialists across the country are losing their jobs and media budgets because they are not able to draw a direct connection between their programs and the school's achievement. Current research provides persuasive arguments for library investments and expanded responsibilities of the media specialist. This article presents an overview of factors that have been found to increase student achievement through multiple studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Colorado; Oregon; Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System; California Achievement Tests; Texas Assessment of Academic Skills