NSRA will become a highly visible, professional literacy organization with an engaged, diverse membership. The organization seeks to make a difference in the lives of Nebraskans; children, youth and adults, both directly and indirectly. Our priorities are: involvement with other professional organizations, growing as advocates, educators and leaders in the cause of literacy and celebrating successes.
- Making ESSA Work in Early Childhood Classrooms for Dual Language Learners 07/21/2017The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) allows states to customize policies to best meet the needs of their learners—much like teachers who design and implement plans for each child to ensure s/he is appropriately challenged and supported to reach personal goals. Now is the time for states to use this opportunity to enhance classroom instruction […]Reading Rockets
- Sharing Books Across Miles: The Global Read Aloud Project 07/21/2017Some of Erin Kessel's fourth graders have never left their rural North Carolina hometown, or even ventured to the nearest beach just an hour-and-a-half away. This fact is a major motivator for their participation in the Global Read Aloud (GRA), which allows “Kessel’s Crew” to connect virtually with students in faraway classrooms to read and […]Reading Rockets
- Spokane schools’ summer STEM camps combat summer slide 07/21/2017On a hot July day, Maudie Johnson, 9, is trying to solve a homicide. She’s bent over a Kindle, comparing and contrasting different footprints taken from a crime scene down the hall. Nearby, another child examines what is purported to be blood splatters taken from the wall of the room. Johnson was one of around […]Reading Rockets