School Libraries build literacy
Research demonstrates that the most important way to build literacy is access to books. School libraries are more accessible than public libraries, because they are right down the hall.
The library is the only place in a school where students are encouraged to follow their own interests and drive their own learning.
* “Oakland Unified District Summary.” ED Data Education Data Partnership, Ed-Data Is a Partnership of the California Department of Education, EdSource, and the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team/California School Information Services , 7 Sept. 2019, https://www.ed-data.org/district/Alameda/Oakand-Unified.
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