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  • The Message: Using Hip Hop Pedagogy as a Literacy Building Tool for Grade 8

    Student-centered hip-hop inspired educational program improves students’ language arts performance
    August 12, 2015
  • ETS Releases Report: Positioning Young Black Boys for Educational Success

    Resources International Reading Association Urban Education Initiative Resources IRA Concerned Educators
    December 21, 2011
  • Role reversal help teachers see what works

    In a role reversal, Syidah O’Bryant and other teachers at Brick Avon Academy are getting pointers from their students this year as part of an unusual teacher training program at 19 low-performing Newark, New York, schools. The training program, which is supported by a federal grant, is being run by the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, a nonprofit group based in Syosset, New York. During a daylong workshop, teachers were instructed by the group’s trainer, Eyka Stephens
    February 28, 2011
  • NAEP Reading Scores Released

    The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scores at the district levels were released on December 7. This report presents results from the Nation's Report Card: Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) in reading. Representative samples of fourth- and eighth-grade public school students from 21 urban districts participated in the 2011 assessment. Student performance is reported as average scale scores on the NAEP reading scale and as percentages of students who attained
    December 16, 2011
  • #IRAChat: Initiating and Embracing Change in the Classroom

    Education is not static. There must be adaptation, adjustment, even flat out change. Literacy is no different. But how far does change reach in the classroom? What happens when there is resistance somewhere in the chain? January’s #IRAChat will answer these questions and more with an expert on shaking things up in the classroom. Jennie Magiera is a White House Champion of Change for her work using technology in education. She is the digital learning coordinator for the Academy for Urban
    January 06, 2015
  • IRA Announces Board Nominees for 2014 Election

    The International Reading Association (IRA) is pleased to announce our Board nominees for 2014-15. 2014 Slate for IRA Board of Directors: Donald Bear, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa Julie Coiro, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island Eric Cooper, National Urban Alliance, Syosset, New York Lori DiGisi, Framingham Public Schools, Framingham, Massachusetts Janice Dole, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Glenda Nugent, Private Consultant, Saint Peters, Missouri 2014
    October 03, 2013
  • Young Adult Book Review: Hold Fast

    break-in, the family flees their cozy home for the uncertainties of the urban homeless shelter
    December 11, 2012
  • IRA Past President Speaks at World Literacy Summit

    Dr. Patricia A. Edwards, an International Reading Association (IRA) Past President and Distinguished Professor of Language and Literacy in the Teacher Education Department at Michigan State University, presented the keynote speech Expanding Opportunities to Address Urban Illiteracy in the U.S. at the World Literacy Summit at Oxford University, United Kingdom, upon the invitation of the World Literacy Foundation’s Board of Directors. The public can access her PowerPoint presentation
    November 07, 2012
  • Young Adult Book Review: Bronxwood

    their growing attraction. Booth’s voice is streetwise, urban smart, and gritty with realism. The series
    November 14, 2011
  • Vote in the 2014 IRA Board Election

    –2008); Urban Initiative Committee (2005–2008); Technology Committee (2005–2008); Liaison to Asian, Cooper, President and Founder, National Urban Alliance, Syosset, New York Education: Ed.D., Columbia, of the Urban Diversity Initiatives Commission (2000–2007); Diversity Steering Committee (2007–2008); Urban, Students Task Force (2011–2012). He is Cofounder of the Urban Partnership for Literacy, All the Children: Strategies for Developing Literacy in an Urban Setting; Reading, Thinking & Concept
    December 16, 2013
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