Our high schools are graduating students who are not ready for college, but Back to Basics can help!

summer school credit recoveryAccording to a recent story at The National Center for Public Policyand Higher Education, “Every year in the United States, nearly 60% of first-year college students discover that, despite being fully eligible to attend college, they are not ready for postsecondary studies. After enrolling, these students learn that they must take remedial courses in English or mathematics, which do not earn college credits.”

So, why are our high schools graduating students who are not ready for college?

The story goes on to say, “This gap between college eligibility and college readiness has attracted much attention in the last decade, …

Celebrate National Library Week April 12-19, 2015!

National Library Week 2015 logoToday’s libraries house a lot more than just books. Increasingly, they are places of creativity where people can meet to share a hobby, use a 3D printer, edit a video, or use software to record their own music. Libraries offer access to the tools and technology essential to the economic and cultural lives of their communities.

So how do you show your library love? Support your library during National Library Week!

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time …