Adelaide L. Sanford Institute
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Library Overview


The most pressing educational challenge facing our nation is ensuring that all of America’s children and youth meet the standards needed to live, learn, work and be productive, contributing citizens in the global community. Current demographics indicate that students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and language backgrounds are in the majority in public schools in most of the large urban school districts in America. Additionally, the predictions are that this demographic trend will only continue. Creating school cultures and climates where all students are successful requires highly informed, prepared, and skilled school communities. The ASI Library is intended to provide easy access to information important to anyone struggling to improve schools so that they become places of promise, opportunity and learning for all students.