ILA Updates

ILA wants to keep our stakeholders informed about the inner workings and decisions of our organization. Here are the latest announcements.

  • ILA Launches Global Campaign on Children’s Rights to Read

    Sep 08, 2018

    ILA's Children's Rights to Read—ten fundamental rights ILA asserts that every child deserves—aims to ensure every child has access to the education, opportunities, and resources needed to read. The yearlong campaign will focus on activating educators, policymakers, and literacy partners to join ILA in their efforts to raise awareness of these Rights and see them realized for every child, everywhere. Resources to support educators and advance adoption of the Rights in schools and communities will be developed and released over the course of the campaign.

  • June 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Jun 28, 2018

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors June 2018 meeting, held remotely via video conference, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • June 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Jun 20, 2018

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors June 2018 meeting, held remotely via video conference, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • ILA 2018 Board Election Results

    May 18, 2018

    Kathy N. Headley has been elected as Vice President of the ILA Board, and Juli-Anne Benjamin, Wendy Carss, and Kenneth Kunz have been elected as new Board members-at-large for the 2018–2021 term, beginning July 1st.

    Read more on Literacy Daily.

  • May 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    May 16, 2018

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors May 2018 meeting, held remotely via video conference, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • March 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Mar 15, 2018

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors March 2018 meeting held in San Diego, CA, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • ILA Releases 2018 What's Hot in Literacy Report

    Jan 08, 2018

    More than 2,000 educators from 91 countries and territories responded to ILA's 2018 What's Hot in Literacy survey, which asked them to rate 17 literacy-related topics in terms of what's hot and what's important. According to the report, respondents recognized positive early literacy experiences, family engagement, and professional preparation and development as among the most critical factors for advancing literacy for all.

  • October 2017 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Oct 20, 2017

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors October 2017 meeting held in Linthicum Heights, MD, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • Jiménez and Goodwin Named New RRQ Editors

    Jul 14, 2017

    At the ILA Board meeting July 13, 2017, in Orlando, FL, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the search committee that Robert Jiménez and Amanda Goodwin of the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University be appointed as the next editorial team for Reading Research Quarterly, ILA's leading literacy research journal. Jiménez and Goodwin will now start to transition into their new role and will begin adjudicating new manuscripts sometime in the fall. They will be taking over the helm from the current team of Linda Gambrell, Clemson University, and Susan Neuman, New York University.

  • July 2017 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Jul 13, 2017

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors July 2017 meeting held in Orlando, FL, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • June 2017 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Jun 19, 2017

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors June 2017 meeting, held remotely via video conference, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • ILA 2017 Board Election Results

    May 17, 2017

    ILA has elected Bernadette Dwyer as Vice President of the Board and Beverley E. Harris, Susan Paasch, and Julia Reynolds as new Board members-at-large for the 2017–2020 term, beginning at the ILA 2017 Conference & Exhibits in Orlando, FL, in July.

    Read more on Literacy Daily.

  • April 2017 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Apr 21, 2017

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors April 2017 meeting held at ILA's headquarters in Newark, DE, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • ILA 2017 Board Election Schedule

    Mar 28, 2017

    The ILA 2017 Board Election is open online through 5:00 p.m. ET on May 9, 2017, to all active individual ILA members. Results will be announced in mid-May. The newly elected Board members will begin their terms at the ILA 2017 Conference & Exhibits in Orlando, Florida, July 15–17, 2017.

  • February 2017 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Feb 26, 2017

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors February 2017 meeting, held remotely via video conference, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • RRQ Editor Search Committee Formed

    Jan 27, 2017

    A search committee has been formed to vet applications and recommend the best qualified applicants to the ILA Board of Directors for appointment to the next Reading Research Quarterly editorship. The members of the RRQ Editor Search Committee are as follows:

    • Timothy Shanahan (Chair), University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Adriana Bus, Leiden University, NL
    • Marcelle Haddix, Syracuse University, NY
    • Laura Justice, Ohio State University
    • Jackie Marsh, University of Sheffield, UK
    • Danny Martinez, University of California, Davis
    • Allison Skerrett, University of Texas at Austin

    Details about the search are available at literacyworldwide.org/rrq-call.

  • ILA Receives Grant to Continue Transformative Work

    Jan 27, 2017

    ILA has received a grant renewal from an anonymous donor as part of the Delaware Community Foundation’s Fund for Children’s Literacy.

    The project aims to establish Joseph M. McVey Elementary School in Newark, DE, as a literacy-forward school through professional learning opportunities for staff, whole-school reading programs coupled with author visits, and family engagement.

    The renewed and increased grant money will support continued work that began in the 2016–2017 school year and will fund the teaching staff’s attendance at the ILA 2017 Conference & Exhibits in Orlando, FL, in July 2017.

  • October 2016 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Oct 20, 2016

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors October 2016 meeting held at headquarters in Newark, DE, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • Cochairs Appointed to ILA Global Task Force

    Oct 03, 2016

    Three cochairs have been selected to lead the Global Task Force charged with creating a plan to implement The Frankfurt Declaration:

    • Beryl Exley, associate professor of early childhood education at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia
    • William Teale, president of ILA’s Board of Directors and professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    • Scott Walter, executive director of CODE in Ottawa, Canada

    The Declaration, a document outlining the future of ILA’s organizational role and subsequent goals around the world, was written with global stakeholders during a two-day summit in Germany earlier this year and was reported on in detail in July’s Leaders for Literacy: Updates & Insights.

  • ILA Awards Task Force Established

    Sep 26, 2016

    The ILA Board of Directors approved an Awards Task Force to examine the ILA awards and to plan for and strategically position them with the ultimate goal of raising the prestige of all ILA awards with the profession and public. The Awards Task Force, which comprises current Board members and officers, Past Presidents, and an ILA staff liaison, will assess the current awards, prizes, and grants offered by ILA for purpose, value, and relevance, and present findings and recommendations to the Board in December 2016.

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