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    • Conferences & Events

    IRA Now Accepting Proposals for 59th Annual Conference

    IRA Annual ConferenceIRA is accepting proposals for the 59th Annual Conference, running from May 9-12, 2014 at the Ernest N. Morial Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Councils & SIGs

    Leadership Tips and Expert Advice at Upcoming Council Academy

    council leadership academyCouncil Leadership Academy presenters share the hot topics they will discuss at the professional development event in Minneapolis in the end of June.
    • Member of the Month

    June Member of the Month: W. Ian O'Byrne

    W. Ian O'ByrneIan is an assistant professor and former middle and high school teacher who helps teachers integrate technology into their lives inside and outside the classroom.
    • Councils & SIGs

    Council Leadership Academy: Destination Success

    CLAThe International Reading Association hosts a Council Leadership Academy with the theme “Destination Success” from June 27 through 30 in Minneapolis.
    • International

    IRA Council and Rotary Collaborate on South Sudan Literacy Project

    Judy Backlund tells the story if how Rotary members and IRA council members created clothing and collected books to send to children in South Sudan.
    • International

    Bangladesh Reading Association Hosts National Conference on Literacy

    bangladeshAround 500 teachers from primary, secondary, and other educational institutions participated in the conference in Dhaka.
    • Conferences & Events

    How to Obtain Conference Clock Hours or a Certificate of Attendance

    Learn how to print a certificate of attendance in English or Spanish and to create a transcript of sessions and clock hours.
    • Member of the Month

    May Member of the Month: Kathleen Operhall

    kathy operhallThis retired Michigan teacher performs at Carnegie Hall with the University Musical Society Choral Union and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this month.
    • International

    Sindh-Balochistan Reading Council: Improving Literacy in Pakistan

    IRA's new affiliate in Pakistan just won an International Membership Development Award for reaching over 100 members in less than a year.
    • Association News

    IRA Literacy Research Panel Launches New Blog

    pdavidpearsonThe IRA Literacy Research Panel launches a new blog that includes Research Roundup, Ask a Researcher, and Policy Monitor sections and more.
    • Conferences & Events

    Annual Convention Quick Links

    ira annual convention logoThis list of useful website links gives you quick access to key tools for your trip to the annual convention on your computer, tablet, or phone!
    • Conferences & Events

    New Merchandise and More at the IRA Bookstore

    IRA notebook, water bottle, change walletThe IRA Bookstore offers hot new books, bestsellers, and trusted favorites as well as new IRA-themed merchandise, including the official convention t-shirt.
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