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Without state funding this year, Alabama’s school libraries struggle

Birmingham News – “Like Dennis, school librarians across the state are seeking out new funding sources for books and other needs, or they’re struggling to make do with what they have, after the state eliminated funding for school librar ies this year. State funding, doled out to schools at $175 per teacher unit, totaled $8.5 million last year before proration, which reduced state funding by 11 percent across the board. That al ready was down from $200 per teacher unit, or $9.7 million, the year before.”

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