collaboration

A Community That Reads Together

My hometown has a population of approximately 55,000 people and seven school districts. These districts have always acted as rivals rather than schools that form a united community of students. Three years ago my superintendent and I decided to attempt… Read More ›

Membership Makes a Mark

In my state of Virginia, I am very fortunate to be a member of the state librarian’s association—the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL). As the old American Express commercial used to say, “Membership has its privileges.” Possibly the most… Read More ›

Partnering with Parents

Research has shown that students who have parents that read to them consistently have better reading skills. Furthermore, parents who are involved in their child’s education, particularly reading, perform better in school. Parents empower students for reading success. The question… Read More ›