For the first time in years, there is an active bill in both houses of the NYS Legislature.
Add your name in support for ensure that every student in NYS has access to a certified school library media specialist.
New York State Education Law denies primary school students their fundamental right to instruction in information sciences, and secondary students often lack competent instruction due to easily circumvented SED regulations. The New York Library Association has recently released data illustrating the scope and depth of the problem:
36% of NYS Primary Schools do not provide ANY access to a School Library Media Specialist
25% of NYS Secondary Schools do not provide ANY access to a School Library Media Specialist
42% of NYS districts fail to meet current SED regulations, if applied to all schools in such districts
Add your voice of support for Assembly Bill A.2444 introduced by Assemblymember Solages, and Senate Bill S.2421 introduced by Senator Kaplan, that would ensure every student, and therefore every New Yorker, receives instruction in the use of information technology by state certified School Library Media Specialists so they are prepared for scholastic success, our modern economy, and full participation in our shared civic life.
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