School library programs are one of the first to be slashed due to budgetary issues. So why does MTC continue to invest in this space?
With a dedicated librarian, students are more likely to score higher in standardized reading and writing tests. Consistently, reading scores are better for elementary, middle, and high school students who have librarians. In schools with dedicated librarians, students with lower scores during their elementary grades not only improve, but improve more from elementary to middle to high school as well.
Oh, and we think the time, space and support to focus on imagination is pretty darn important too.