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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 'RT' and 'JAAL' Editor Searches Open August 1

    Beginning August 1, 2014, the International Reading Association will accept applications for the editorships of The Reading Teacher and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.
  • #IRAchat: Gearing Up for #IRA14

    We’re hosting an #IRAchat focused on helping you gear up for #IRA14. Join us on Thursday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET, 7:00 p.m. CT.
  • #IRAchat: Stopping the Summer Slide

    Join us on Thursday, April 10 at 8pm EST to #IRAchat about Stopping the Summer Slide. We’ll discuss tips for summer preparation, motivation methods, and other practical ways to keep kids reading until next school year.
  • #IRAchat: Motivation & Engagement with Book Clubs

    Our #IRAchat guest experts for Thursday night have organized and executed book clubs that inspire students and have them clamoring to read. On Thursday, February 13th at 8pm EST, we’ll be joined by Erin O’Leary and Mary Cotillo...
  • myON Legends in Literacy Award to Be Presented at IRA 2014 Conference

    IRA is partnering with myON, a business unit of Capstone, the leading developer of personalized literacy solutions for Pre-K–12th grade.
  • 2014 Election Results: Barone New Vice President; Bear, DiGisi, and Coiro New Board Members

    Diane Barone will be the Vice President from 2014-2015, and Donald Bear, Lori DiGisi, and Julie Coiro will serve on the board from 2014-2017.
  • New for Members—IRA Bridges: Instructional Units for the Engaging Classroom

    IRA Bridges are instructional units with CCSS connections reviewed by the IRA Literacy Research Panel.
  • New Reading Today Online Design Launches

    Take a tour of Reading Today Online's new design. Simpler navigation, better search—we think you'll like what you see.
  • Richard Long Looks Back: A Farewell Reflection from IRA’s Government Relations Director

    When I joined IRA’s staff in 1977 I had little idea that I would be part of the organization for 35 years...