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    • ILA News

    From Captain Underpants to The Hunger Games, Books Still Challenged Every Year

    Every year hundreds of books are challenged and run the risk of being banned from our libraries. The most-challenged book for two years running? Captain Underpants.
    • ILA News

    We’re Adding a Literacy Minute to Our Days – Are You?

    When the International Literacy Day 60-for-60 challenge was launched, asking teachers to engage their students in an extra 60 seconds of literacy-focused activities every day for 60 days, IRA wanted to get in on the fun, too.
    • Councils & SIGs

    Helping Kids With Cancer: Local Council Makes a Big Impact in Ohio

    As teachers, we are fortunate to see positive change in our classrooms every day. To make a difference in my community, I look to my local council, the Toledo Area Council of the International Reading Association (TACIRA) in Ohio, to volunteer my time. And this year’s council service opportunities really touched my heart.
    • ILA News

    Let Your Light Shine in our New 'Member Spotlight'

    Want to spotlight a colleague’s accomplishment or announce your own? In the ongoing effort to better serve our subscribers, Reading Today recently started a “Member Spotlight” section with the spotlight on—you guessed it—our members.
    • ILA News

    Back to School reading with IRA's Free Virtual Journal

    Read and share IRA’s free cross-journal virtual issue including articles from The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy and Reading Research Quarterly.
    • ILA News

    #IRAchat: Preserving Your Passion This School Year

    The school year has gotten off the ground and there is no better time for teachers to remember why they walked into the classroom in the first place. The next #IRAchat at 8 p.m. Sept. 11 focuses on keeping the passion for teaching alive.
    • ILA News

    Putting the 'International' in International Literacy Day

    “Lift Off to Literacy,” is the IRA's theme for International Literacy Day 2014 on Sept. 8. Catch up on ILD events from around the world.
    • Councils & SIGs

    Illinois Reading Council Honored at 2014 Council Leadership Academy

    The Illinois Reading Council was recently awarded International Reading Association’s first Distinguished Council Award for its work in community engagement, teacher empowerment, and public awareness.
    • Member of the Month

    Member of the Month: Judith Hayn

    Judith Hayn is a teacher's teacher who has been dedicated to spreading the use of young adult literature since the 1980s.

    • Member of the Month

    Member of the Month: Cindy Gerwin

    Cindy Gerwin was inspired to be a teacher by her father, but wound through theater, the business world and the fitness industry before she went back to college and earned a degree in education. She said she's never once regretted her journey, calling it an exploration of all sides of herself.
    • ILA News

    RT and JAAL Editor Searches Open

    Editor searches for The Reading Teacher and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy are now open with an application deadline of Oct. 15.
    • ILA News

    #IRAchat: Starting the Year 'Literacy Strong'

    With two experts on board for the next #irachat, we will be discussing what it means to be strong in literacy and what educators can do to lay a solid foundation as the new year begins. Follow along on Twitter Aug. 14 to join the discussion and gain tips for the classroom.
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