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Dr. Bryan Brayboy, President’s Professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, is scheduled to present a plenary address at the Literacy

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STAR (Scholars of color Transitioning into Academic Research institutions) Mentoring Program In 2008, the Ethnicity, Race, and Multilingualism (ERM) Committee proposed the creation of a

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The Impact of Gunther Kress on Social Semiotics and Education: An AERA Semiotics SIG Panel followed by a Graduate Student Networking Event is 3 weeks

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PURPOSE OF AWARD The purpose of the Edward B. Fry Book Award is to recognize LRA members who author a book on literacy research and

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June 2022 President’s Message   Dear LRA Family and Friends,   Greetings to everyone! I trust this message finds you healthy and thriving!   Welcome

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Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice CALL FOR EDITORS   Letter of Intent Due: July 1, 2022 Application Due: August 15, 2022   The Literacy

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Dr. Angela Valenzuela, a renowned education policy expert, has committed to speak at the Literacy Research Association’s 72nd Annual Meeting to be held at the

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Dear LRA Family and Friends, Once again and too soon, we are mourning more senseless and horrific deaths as a result of another mass shooting

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Dear LRA Family and Friends,   Once again, we as a nation are grieving the loss of life in both Buffalo and Orange County.  This

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WE NEED YOUR INPUT. Please nominate LRA members who are willing to serve a 3-year term as an LRA Board Member or make a 5-year

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LRA is seeking nominations for the P. David Pearson Scholarly Influence Award. The purpose of this annual award is to honor, in P. David Pearson’s

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Please take a moment to submit a nomination for an article for the Arthur Applebee Award for Excellence in Research on Literacy. The deadline is

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The Lead Editors of Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice (LR:TMP), Volumes 70-72, will use this blog to advance publishing transparency and ethics. We will

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We welcome nominations for the LRA Early Career Award!  The Early Career Achievement Award was established in 1999 to recognize the work of one member each

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Please consider nominating yourself or someone else for the Brian Street Memorial Award. Brian Street was a British anthropologist whose scholarship helped establish the social

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Welcome to Critical Conversations. Critical Conversations in Literacy Research & Education is an information source designed to provide researchers, educators, and related stakeholders with tools, resources,

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