Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

In North Carolina, school counselors no longer administer standardized tests. In July 2013, the NC General Assembly enacted legislation (Session Law 2013-360, G.S. 115C-316.1) that clearly excluded any coordination of standardized testing from the job description of school counselor. According… Read More ›

ESSA – It Takes a Village!

With the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the opportunity and need for school librarian and state school library organization engagement in the implementation process has never been more important. As states and districts work to develop… Read More ›

Educating in rows

Looking at the library calendar in April and May shows far too many days that students have no access because the library is closed for testing. Students spend day after day packaged in their rows with blinders around their work…. Read More ›