Monday, 9 May 2011

Link found between spending on libraries and student learning

Research carried out by Mansfield University, Pennsylvania has concluded that children receive better grades if their schools increase spending on library provision. This is important in the light of continuing attempts by local authorities to cut library services to save money. However, for most people, the findings will be nothing more than a statement of the bleedin’ obvious.

Download the research findings here.


Former US Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin was widely mocked for her use of the word ‘refudiate’ in a debate over a proposed Mosque near the Ground Zero site in New York. However, to demonstrate that language is constantly evolving, the word has now been included in the Oxford American Dictionary.

Hat-tip to Mr Reasonable.