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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.

RT and JAAL Editor Searches Open

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

2014 IRA Technology and Reading Award Winner

Stephanie Laird uses technology to "level the playing field" for her students.

Teacher Leaders Drive Change

It is more important than ever to have the support of the people who face the impact of the most reform efforts ever.

  • #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.
  • Response to NCTQ's 2014 Teacher Education Report


    by Peter Afflerbach, Annemarie Sullivan Palinscar, Virginia Goatley, and P. David Pearson
    June 25, 2014

    The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) issued its second review of teacher preparation programs June 17. We see little in the 2014 report to change our stance from last year regarding their efforts to assess the quality of teacher education for literacy instruction.

  • Technology Fuels Engaged Summer Reading

    Summers for middle school students in a mid-size city are a time for hanging out with friends, playing baseball, riding bikes, going to the local community centers, swimming, reading and going to the public library. What? Kids are reading and going to the library? Yes!
  • Books Can Be a Tool of Peace

    Members of the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group offer some book suggestions for titles encouraging a peaceful resolution to conflict. If all else fails, read and share a book.
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