Category Archives: Education

Test Prep from your Library

One of the topics of the Delegates’ Agenda this fall is the need for more support for students taking standardized tests for reasons such as graduate school admission.¬† Whether you want to practice up for the GRE or a myriad … Continue reading

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American Library Association Youth Media Awards

The Newberry, Caldecott, Printz and many other prizes were announced today by the American Library Association. The library will be receiving copies of the winners in the coming weeks and I will update when they arrive. Some of the 2011 … Continue reading

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NPR Story on Teacher Ratings

NPR ran a story this morning on New York City teacher ratings and the legal battle over releasing the information to the media. Among those interviewed are a Harvard Education professor and New York City teachers and union leaders. You … Continue reading

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Education Statistics from US Dept of Education

http://eddataexpress.ed.gov/ The United States Department of Education has a new data express website on which you can find snapshots of education data by state. Included are achievement stats, number of schools, student demographics and much more. This site also shows … Continue reading

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National Book Award Winner

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine won the 2010 National Book Award for young people’s fiction. Read about it here and check it out at Webster University Library here.

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New Children’s Book Awards from the American Library Association

The American Library Association announced a new children’s and young adult award category. The Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature award honoring authors and illustrators of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) literature for youth will be given for the … Continue reading

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New Books

We have some new titles in the Curriculum Collection: Nikki & Deja, Nikki & Deja: The Newsy News Newsletter and Nikki & Deja: Birthday Blues by Karen English and illustrated by Laura Freeman are available at call numbers PZ7.E7232 Ni … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week

The American Library Association helps libraries around the country celebrate Banned Books Week from September 25 – October 2. This week is meant to highlight resources that are being threatened in libraries all over the country and encourage library users … Continue reading

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Educator Nights at PuddnHead Books

If you are a Webster University education student or a teacher who lives in St Louis, consider attending the Educator Nights at PuddnHead Books in Webster Groves. Melissa, Children’s and YA Book Buyer for PuddnHead, does a great job discussing … Continue reading

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Welcome Students!

A warm welcome to the start of the 2010-2011 school year. Please visit the library and let us know how we can help you with your research. We’ve also got great places to study, tasty coffee and helpful staff. We … Continue reading

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