Entries by Eric MacDonald

Keystone to Opportunity Grant Information

The Keystones to Opportunity Grant (Striving Readers) is a $38million grant that was awarded to the state of PA, in large part to an active member of KSRA- GRC representative Cindy Anderson. Cindy, along with JoBeth McKee, and Roseanne Javorsky began this process through creating the Pennsylvania Comprehensive Literacy Plan (attached) with the support of reading experts […]

Celebrating the Life of Frances “Murph” Crawford

KSRA has lost a dear friend and long-time KSRA leader. Frances “Murph” Crawford passed away on December 10, 2011. Murph was a long-time Regional Director who contributed to KSRA in many, many ways. She was also a past president and decades-long member of the Delaware Valley Reading Association Advisory Board. Her legacy will live on in the […]

Make Plans Now for 2012 Conference

Read and Shine! 45th Annual KSRA Conference Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, PA October 27-30, 2012 KSRA is heading west for its 45th annual conference. In all of its fall splendor, Seven Springs Mountain Resort will be aglow with special speakers, authors, exhibitors, teachers, and guests! The remodeled facilities are warm and inviting, and there’s always […]

President’s Update

Educators are an interesting bunch. As the summer ends, I find myself like many other educators looking forward to the start of school. What will the school year bring? How can I make sure that I am giving my students everything they need academically and emotionally? What will my students bring to the learning environment? […]

Call for Manuscripts – PA Reads

Pennsylvania Reads:  Journal of the Keystone State Reading Association is a refereed journal whose purpose is to provide a forum for literacy educators to share their expertise.  Authors are encouraged to submit articles that focus on current classroom practices, research, or information that will help to improve the literacy achievement of students.  Short pieces, such […]