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Super Heroes: These Superintendents Champion School Libraries

Visionary school leaders and superintendents are reinventing school libraries, highlighting their key role in student learning and literacy.

      

Move Over, Scholastic: Follett Launches Book Fairs

As Scholastic fields complaints about merchandising included in book fair materials, Follett builds its own book fair program.

      

Top Tools for Computer Science Learning, AR/VR, and Game Design

Four tech experts recommend a selection of websites and applications.

      

Critics Question the Representation of Disability in 'Wonder'

While fans of Wonder await the feature film, critics claim that central character Auggie's cranial facial deformity has been "softened" in the movie version the best-selling book by R.J. Palacio.

      

Authors "Heartened" by Seuss Museum's Removal of Mural

A mural at the new Seuss Museum in Springfield, MA, prompted three authors to pull out of an event there. The museum may now use the art as a "teachable moment."

      

Want To Build a Great Maker Space? Plan Before You Play, Say Experts.

Got the maker bug but don’t know where to start? Check with the very people you hope to entice: your students. Panelists Laura Fleming, Tamiko Brown, and David Jakes offered their advice in the webcast "Build a Great Makerspace."

      

DACA's Fate Still Uncertain, Librarians Reach Out to Dreamers, Offering Resources and Safeguarding Student Information

School librarians find ways to support to undocumented students and their families.

      

After a Member’s Ouster from Newbery Medal Committee, a Closer Look at Social Media Rules 

Social media guidelines for Newbery Committee members were devised a few years ago to avoid controversy about how the prestigious book awards are determined. But the rules have raised issues of their own.

      

Kid Magnets: Little Ones Love AWE and Hatch Early Learning Programs

These literacy-themed computer terminals feature digital games, storytelling programs, and more.

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