U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Announces $18.5 Million to Improve School Libraries and Encourage Reading in Low-Income Schools

Washington, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--June 12, 2009.  U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $18.5 million to enhance libraries in 57 low-income school districts across the United States. The grants will help schools improve reading achievement by providing students with increased access to current school library materials; technologically advanced media centers; and professionally certified media specialists.

"Encouraging students to improve their reading is a key to their success in school and in life," Secretary Duncan said. "These grants help schools give students access to the most up-to-date books . . .

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