Slip, Slidin’ Away: The COVID Slide

(An abbreviated version of this article first appeard in Kingston Neighbours magazine, August, 2021) The good news: School boards are actively preparing for a return to in-person learning in September. The not-so-good news: According to the CBC and other news outlets, experts worldwide are warning of delays in literacy, numeracy and socioemotional development in kids... Continue Reading →

The Importance of School Libraries

"... dozens of library impact studies since the mid-1990s have shown that effective school libraries increase student achievement in a variety of ways, such as in reading and on standardized tests ..." ~ Advocacy and the 21st Century Librarian: Challenges and Best Practices, American Library Association (ALA) Before moving to a small city in Eastern... Continue Reading →

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