Contributed by Tina  Hovekamp.

Visit Education Week to read about new AP courses designed to emphasize critical thinking and research skills. This is wonderful news for our high schools.  I am wondering how involved school librarians in our state are in the design and delivery of such an AP course.  Thought I should pass along the news in case you have not seen it.  I already wrote to our school Superintendent in support of such course offering at our local high schools.  He thinks that this course may first address the needs of our IB program.   I wrote back asking him to consider that such a course is sorely needed by all students beyond the IB program level.  Little by little progress is made….

Tina M. Hovekamp, Ph.D. , Professor
Associate College Librarian, Information & Access Services
Barber Library
Central Oregon Community College, Bend Oregon