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Michigan Reading Association
Promoting Literacy Across Michigan
IRA Exemplary Reading Program Award

The Exemplary Reading Program Award recognizes outstanding reading and language arts programs at all grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school). Its purpose is to call the public’s attention to outstanding programs in schools throughout Canada and the United States. Each participating state and provincial council, with an active ERPA committee chair, may choose one winning school a year.

All public, private, charter, and parochial schools in the United States and Canada are eligible for the award provided

  • The state or province in which the school is located has an Exemplary Reading Program Award Committee currently in place to judge program applications from that state or province
  • At least one faculty or staff member of that school is a current IRA member

Applications must be postmarked no later than November 15. Apply Today!!



The Faces of MRA from Dee Halstead 2014-2015 President


Many of us look at the month of January as a re-boot for our year, however I look at September as a re-boot. This is a time for us to get back to routines, meet new students, prepare new lessons and ideas, and of course to take time for ourselves. Fall is my favorite time of year. I often spend time reading on the weekends as I cuddle with a cup of hot cider and piece of anything pumpkin.

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