[kids-lib] Resources: Make a case for library services for low-income youth

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Wed Feb 11 08:56:59 PST 2015

Hi! I created a 'search alert'<http://assets.cengage.com/training/Search_Alerts_How_To_03202013.pdf> in Gale's Academic OneFile to get a list of the latest articles from Education Week as they are added to the database sent to my email. One of the new articles added this week may be of interest to many of you.
Blad, Evie. "Poverty Data Signal Urgency for Schools; Poor Children Now Make Up a Majority<http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?ty=as&id=GALE|A400799896&v=2.1&u=sale38182&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w&digest=02d47b1378621c5d9c49c550bcc6d1a3&rssr=rss>." Education Week 28 Jan. 2015: 1. Academic Onefile. Web. 11 Feb. 2015.
Key points from the article:

*        An analysis released last week by the Southern Education Foundation showed that public schools crossed a new, significant threshold in 2013, when a majority of the nation's nearly 50 million students qualified for free or reduced-price lunches.

*        Research shows that poor children often enter school behind other students academically, they often struggle to catch up, and they tend to lag behind their higher-income peers in areas like attendance.

*        schools are confronting the shifts, in venues ranging from classrooms to lunchrooms, as they work to meet the academic and non-cognitive needs that can hinder achievement--often stretching strained resources to do so.

*        "No longer can we consider the problems and needs of low-income students simply a matter of fairness," the Southern Education Foundation analysis said. "Their success or failure in the public schools will determine the entire body of human capital and educational potential that the nation will possess in the future."
A large body of research shows that out-of-school time has the most significant impact on the achievement gap. Out-of-school time meaning birth-preK before kids start schools, summer, weekends, holidays (including Spring Break), and mornings/evenings when kids aren't in school. Here is a great handout<http://partnerforchildren.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Infographic_final_web_optimized.pdf> Heather McNeil (Deschutes Public Library) shared and a video<https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A86.JyYmhNtUPVoAAwonnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTB0ZWVkYm84BHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1lIUzAwMl8x?p=summer+learning+loss&tnr=21&vid=ECB41042FCC7E0A298A2ECB41042FCC7E0A298A2&l=131&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts3.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3F> that OregonASK showed at the summer learning summit<http://www.oregonask.org/summerlearningOR> in Salem yesterday. Public libraries are beginning to address non-cognitive needs, such as hunger and needing a safe space, that can hinder achievement by becoming summer lunch sites, bringing summer reading to other summer lunch sites, doing outreach literacy programs at low-income housing, and partnering with a wide-variety of community organizations to work together to provide wrap-around services for youth and their families. This article, handout, and video may be useful to those of you advocating for support and/or seeking funding for library services that address the needs of economically underserved children, teens, and their families.
Katie Anderson, Library Support and Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528
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URLs if hyoerlinks don't work:

*         Article: http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA400799896&v=2.1&u=sale38182&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w&asid=9d40de754a0ddb2658ae43b00ab27fb8

*         Handout: http://partnerforchildren.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Infographic_final_web_optimized.pdf

*         Video: https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A86.JyYmhNtUPVoAAwonnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTB0ZWVkYm84BHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1lIUzAwMl8x?p=summer+learning+loss&tnr=21&vid=ECB41042FCC7E0A298A2ECB41042FCC7E0A298A2&l=131&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts3.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3F

*         Oregon's summer learning summit: http://www.oregonask.org/summerlearningOR

*         Learn create a 'search alert' so you can have articles from your favorite journals delivered to your email as soon as they are available in the Gale databases: http://assets.cengage.com/training/Search_Alerts_How_To_03202013.pdf

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