School Library Hearing – Aug. 22, 2012

Students, educators, advocates, and researchers testified to Pennsylvania House Education Committee Members on Aug. 22 about the importance of school libraries for student achievement. Members of the committee also heard testimony on the results of a 2011 study by the State Board of Education assessing Pennsylvania’s public school libraries.

Why School Libraries Matter

A school library helps each school meet its mission of each student learning and achieving academic success. A school library helps teachers teach and students learn; it promotes information literacy and digital citizenship; it fosters in students a love of and enthusiasm for reading and encourages students to become life-long learners.

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