Minnesota Reading Association

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About our Association

The Minnesota Reading Association is a dynamic and diverse organization that includes classroom teachers, reading specialists, consultants, administrators, supervisors, college teachers, researchers, psychologists, librarians, media specialists, students, and parents. The Association has more than 500 members in Minnesota and is affiliated with the International Literacy Association.

We support the goals of the International Literacy Association in professional development, advocacy, partnerships, research, and leadership in global issues.

Mission Statement: The Minnesota Reading Association actively promotes lifelong literacy for all. We encourage professional interaction among all organizations involved with literacy and provide resources for exemplary literacy practices and habits.

The Minnesota Reading Association is an affiliate of the International Literacy Association.

Our Goals

Promote networking and collaboration in the area of literacy:



Maintain a website of resources and professional connections


Create and maintain partnerships to broaden current knowledge in literacy to schools, home and community


Publish a newsletter four times a year



Connect with our membership through on-going emails and website



Provides resources and opportunities for professional growth and leadership development:


Present a yearly conference for membership


Organize Leadership meetings for local and state council members


Offer opportunities for professional growth
 
Supports literacy efforts across the state of Minnesota:


Promote Legislative awareness


Recognize literacy leadership through the Celebrate Literacy Award


Recognize outstanding young authors through the Writers are Readers Celebration


Provide Grant opportunities



Recognize local Honor Councils



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