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Join a Tweet-chat with BC’s Minister of Education

On June 13th, Education Minister George Abbott will hold the first ever tweet-chat between a Minister of Education and members of the public. Click here to find out how to join the conversation.

Tests for students, but the grades go to teachers!

New York City education officials are developing more than a dozen new standardized tests, but their main purpose will be to grade teachers, not the students who take them.

Read the full New York Times article here.

Students walk out to protest library cuts (Windsor, ON)

Students in Windsor walked out of class this past Monday to protest against a Catholic school board decision to cut librarians and close libraries. Read the CBC article here.

Parent group backtracks on opposition to Wi-Fi in schools

An influential parent group has decided not to oppose Wi-Fi installations in B.C. schools until it has gathered more information about the potential effect on students’ health and education.

This article was published in the Vancouver Sun. Click  here to read the full story.

AASL’s Standards for the 21st Century Learner

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner offer vision for teaching and learning to both guide and beckon our profession as education leaders. They will both shape the library program and serve as a tool for school librarians to use to shape the learning of students in the school.