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Title:  Fifty Years of Supporting Children’s Learning: A History of Public School Libraries and Federal Legislation from 1953–2000
Description: Drawn from more than 50 sources, this report presents descriptive data about public school libraries since 1953. Along with key characteristics of school libraries, the report also presents national and regional standards, and federal legislation affecting school library media centers. Data from sample surveys are presented at the national, regional, and school levels, and by state.
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Cover Date: March 2005
Web Release: March 10, 2005
Print Release: June 3, 2005
Publication #: NCES 2005311
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Joan S. Michie and Barbara A. Holton
Type of Product: Compendium
Survey/Program Areas: Library Statistics Program (Lib)
Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Compendium, please contact:
Tai A. Phan.
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