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    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.
    • Association News

    #IRA Chat: 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.
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    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.
    • Association 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.
    • Association 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.
    • Association News

    Three New Tipsters Take Over Inspire

    The International Reading Association is always eager to give our members tips and tricks for the classroom and for their own development. Our monthly e-newsletter, Inspire, is one of the tools we use to share best practices. In our efforts to keep the voice and advice found in Inspire fresh, we have invited three new voices to contribute to the newsletter and are excited to share their expertise in the coming year.
    • Association News

    A Tribute to Dr. Margaret (Nea) Stewart-Dore

    It is with great sadness that the International Reading Association wishes to announce the sudden passing of Dr. Margaret (Nea) Stewart-Dore of Emu Park, Queensland, Australia Saturday, June 28.
    • Association News

    IRA Takes Positions on High-Stakes Assessments, Leisure Reading

    The International Reading Association (IRA) released two statements recently to update the organization’s positions on vital literacy issues—the use of high-stakes assessments for high school graduation and grade retention decisions and the benefits of leisure reading for students.
    • Member of the Month

    Member of the Month: Angelique Kwabenah

    Angelique is a reading specialist for the Washington, DC Public School’s Incarcerated Youth Program.
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