THE MISSION OF THE ARKANSAS READING ASSOCIATION: The Arkansas Reading Association, an affiliate of the International Literacy Association, is a professional organization of individuals, institutions, and councils dedicated to promoting reading and developing literacy.
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Recognize Those Who Exhibit Leadership Qualities and Promote Literacy
The Arkansas Reading Association can help you recognize individuals that shine as Literacy Leaders. Help ARA let these individuals know that we appreciate and recognize their efforts to promote literacy by presenting them
the ARA Literacy Leader pin. Each recipient will receive an email explaining that YOU have recognized his/her efforts.
They will be able to pick up their Literacy Leader pin and certificate at the 2015 ARA Literacy Conference, In addition their name will be displayed with the many other literacy leaders at our conference.
The best part about this recognition is it only costs $5 and the proceeds will go ARA literacy projects, grants and scholarships.
Recognize your Literacy Leaders today.
Meet and Greet the ARA Officers and BoardA Note from the ARA President
As President of the Arkansas Reading Association for the 2016-17 school year, I feel this is a pivotal year. On the national front, it is an election year, new educational programs such as ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) will be unveiled, dyslexia training will continue to be an integral part in understanding struggling readers, and our own ILA is giving us the option of remaining under their umbrella of a nonprofit organization.
But what does that mean for us here in Arkansas? Education is constantly changing and evolving as each new generation of students begins their public education. Arkansas Reading Association should be the resource for information pertaining to literacy. For this reason, “ARA, The Cornerstone of Literacy” is my theme for 2016-17.
As an ARA member, you can use your collective voice to help us to raise literacy awareness and overcome the challenges we face. Please join us in becoming part of this foundation for literacy issues in Arkansas.
Dorothy Pollett, President