To Raise Student Achievement, Invest in Libraries

Sometimes we overlook the simplest things. Much of the talk of school reform has focused on merit pay, charter schools. and achievement tests. But actually, there is one obvious thing we can do to improve our students’ education, especially in the most impoverished schools. We can support well-staffed, well-stocked school libraries. It seems like a no-brainer. For students’ reading skills to improve, they need to read. They need to have lots of access to books and technology. They need to feel comfortable around books, talk […]