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School Library program standards and guidelines

School Library program standards and guidelines

Karren Reish
With the new school year coming up, you may be looking for ways to improve your school libraries and find curriculum resources. You can find information and resources on school library programs, curriculum and guidelines in the Library of Michigan's SL 21 School Library program benchmarks and the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) Learning Standards and Program Guidelines.

You can find the SL 21 program benchmarks and related resources at http://www.michigan.gov/sl21.

You can also find national learning and program standards and evaluation information athttp://www.ala.org/aasl/standards.

Upcoming Free ESSA Workshop sponsored by AASL and MAME

Upcoming Free ESSA Workshop sponsored by AASL and MAME

Karren Reish
Please see below for information about a free workshop from the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) and the American Association for School Libraries (AASL) on how ESSA impacts school libraries.
On Saturday September 17th, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) will host a free workshop on the Every Student Succeeds Act, (ESSA) in Howell, Michigan. ESSA contains specific language that addresses provisions for effective school libraries. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will be sending a representative to facilitate this event.  MAME members will also be participating as presenters.

While this event is free we would like for everyone that plans to attend to please register. Space is limited.  We are offering SCECHs for educators that attend. There is a $10.00 fee for SCECHs that may be paid in advance when registering.

The registration link may also be found on our web site at www.mimame.org   

We look forward to sharing this information with all interested stakeholders.

Lisa BrakelM.Ed., M.L.S.
Michigan Association for Media in Education
1407 Rensen St.
Lansing, MI 48910
US DOE Survey on Comprehensive Centers

US DOE Survey on Comprehensive Centers

Karren Reish
Please see below for a message from the U.S. Department of Education, requesting feedback on Comprehensive Centers can support local educational needs. School libraries can be part of this support so the survey may be of interest. The deadline is TODAY.

The US Department of Education is requesting YOUR input on educational needs in your region!

The survey requests feedback on the most pressing educational issues and how the Department of Education’s Comprehensive Centers can provide assistance to address those issues. The Department of Education would appreciate feedback from anyone who has an interest in the current state of education and ideas for where improvements are most needed. 
Please complete the online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PML2GPN at your earliest convenience.  It would be appreciated if you could add your state and/or region into the text box, although this information is not specifically requested.  Information will be compiled by regions, when possible, in order to best support each region.
There are Regional Advisory Committees whose members are interested in gathering more detailed information as well.  If you feel that you have additional information to share, please contact the Regional Advisory Committee members in your region and share with them.  The deadline for the information gathering portion of this project is August 18, so don’t delay!  
Here is some context for how the gathered information will be used:
The Comprehensive Centers (Centers http://www2.ed.gov/programs/newccp/index.html) program is authorized by Title II of the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002 (ETAA), Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA) of 2002. The Department of Education (Department) funds these Centers to provide technical assistance to State education agencies (SEAs) that builds SEA capacity to: support local educational agencies (LEAs or districts) and schools, especially low-performing districts and schools; improve educational outcomes for all students; close achievement gaps; and improve the quality of instruction. 
Before a competition for the Centers program is held, the ETAA requires the establishment of ten Regional Advisory Committees (RACs). The purpose of these committees is to collect information on the educational needs of each of the ten regions. To the extent the Secretary deems appropriate, the Department will use the information submitted by the RACs, along with other relevant regional surveys of needs, to establish priorities for the next cohort of Centers.
Thanks for taking the time to read this message, and complete the survey!

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