Posts by ECMacDonald

Leadership Workshop 2015

Posted by on Jun 27, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Read_like_a_championKSRA’s 2015 Leadership Workshop hosted 97 council leaders from 29 councils across Pennsylvania. The resources from the sessions can be found on the 2015 Leadership Workshop website. Even if you were not able to attend, check out the website for useful resources, especially for council leaders. Click here to access the website.

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Catch the vision of the new International Literacy Association!

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

AwardCongratulations are in order for the following recipients of awards for 2014-2015 from the International Literacy Association. These awards will be presented at the 2015 ILA Convention in St. Louis this summer. We hope you plan to attend!

Honor Council

  • Chester County Reading Association
  • Colonial Association of Reading Educators
  • Delaware County Reading Council
  • Erie Reading Council
  • Luzerne County Reading Council

Award of Excellence

  • Keystone State Reading Association

Advocacy Award

  • Keystone State Reading Association
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April is Families and Reading Month

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Celebrate April and Families & Reading Month with the great materials available from KSRA. Click here to access this valuable resource.

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Good News Regarding PA Reading Specialist Certification!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

1newsOn February 10, 2015 PDE responded formally to our letters through email notification that stated:

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is continuing to review the policy that permitted adding the Reading Specialist certificate via testing. To ensure that decisions made are in the best interest  
of our students and meet their educational needs, we will immediately implement a moratorium and only accept add-on applications from those who registered for the Reading Specialist Praxis II examination prior to February 12, 2015. PDE will certify individuals who submit a  
complete application in TIMS by June 30,2015.
This means it is no longer necessary to send an email and/or hard copy letter to the incoming Secretary of Education, Pedro A. Rivera. KSRA is grateful for the steps taken by PDE and we are interested in continued collaboration with the incoming Secretary and his team.  KSRA is committed to keeping you informed as further exchanges take place with PDE. If the ultimate resolution is not satisfactory, then mounting additional letter writing campaigns may be warranted.
As always, feel free to call or email with questions or concerns. Thank you for your continued support.
Julie B. Wise, KSRA President,,717-873-3900

Mildred E. Henning, KSRA Governmental Relations,  610-428-9496

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