Roundup: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Passes in House of Rep., Senate Vote Next
UPDATE December 3 ESEA Passes in House; Senate Vote Expected Monday (via SLJ)
UPDATE December 3 Federal support for school libraries closer to fruition (via ALA)
The addition of support for school libraries was added to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) (S. 1177) on Monday.
ALA has told us that the bill will likely be voted on today in the House of Representatives and, if passed will be voted on in the Senate on Monday.
What follows is a roundup of coverage, reaction, and documents.
Track S. 1177 and Read the Bill (via GovTrack.us)
From ALA’s Washington Office
Thank You and Support Letter from Emily Sheketoff, Exec. Director of ALA Washington Office to U.S. House and Senate Leadership
2 pages; PDF.
Overview of Library Provisions in Ever Student Succeeds Act of 2015
2 pages; PDF.
“We Made It Into ESEA”
ALA’s Jessica McGilvray writes on the District Dispatch:
As we discussed in a post on November 19th, the final language of the Every Student Succeeds Act negotiated by a House and Senate Conference Committee has just been released. This bill reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and I am happy to report that the members of the Committee recognized the importance of an effective school library
From ALA and AASL
“AASL, ALA Applaud the Addition Of School Libraries to Every Student Succeeds Act”
From the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
iNACOL Joins 24 Groups in Applauding Congressional Efforts to Align Federal K-12 Education Law to Personalized, Competency-Based Learning
List of 24 Groups
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