Summary of legislation from Congress.gov: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1177
What have we done?
- A formal letter and appeal to be included as stakeholders on our state's ESSA Implementation Planning committee was sent in August to the Commissioner of Education at DESE. As the only statewide association for school librarians, we believe that our understanding of how effective school libraries positively influence student achievement is a vital - but currently missing - voice in the stakeholder engagement process.
- We received notice that we will be considered stakeholders in the Implementation planning process.
- We are currently preparing recommendations to bring to the table for the Implementation Planning committee.