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Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera Meets with PSLA’s President Michael Nailor and President-Elect Allison Burrell

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PSLA President-Elect Allison Burrell with Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera at the August Press Club luncheon.

Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera recently met with Pennsylvania School Librarians Association President Michael Nailor and President-Elect Allison Burrell. During the meeting, Michael and Allison were able to discuss with Secretary Rivera the important role that school librarians have in the education of our children. 
 
Michael and Allison also shared with Secretary Rivera studies that demonstrate having a school librarian improves student test scores. Secretary Rivera said that he appreciates and understands the important job that school librarians have and looks forward to working with PSLA.

 

 

“Let’s grab this chance to fix a broken school-funding system”

cd00f711-ee7a-439f-89df-5de710e47be8In her letter to the editor, former school librarian Debra Kachel addresses the need for change in Pennsylvania’s school funding system. She references the fact that PA has the “widest funding gap between wealthy and poor school districts of any state in the nation.” Debra calls upon the sate legislature to create a fair formula to fix education funding for public schools, rather than rely on property taxes.

Read the Piece Here

 

 

PSLA Study Shows Decline in Librarian Positions

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In a study conducted by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, it was found that Certified School Librarian positions have decreased dramatically in previous years. More positions are being eliminated than added in school districts within the Commonwealth.

View Whole Study Here

 

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