An Affiliate of the International Literacy Association
The Massachusetts Reading Association is a professional non-profit organization of individuals whose primary purpose is to improve the quality and level of literacy in the state of Massachusetts. The MRA is affiliated with the International Literacy Association (ILA), a worldwide literacy organization with a network of 300,000 educators in 99 countries. The MRA promotes literacy for all learners through professional development, research, publications, and advocacy for the literacy community.
Disseminating best literacy practices to educators and parents;
Advocating for literacy issues through legislation;
Collaborating with educational institutions, professional organizations, authors, and businesses.MRA has over 1,000 members, including early childhood, elementary, middle and high school teachers, reading and literacy specialists and coaches, teachers of students with special needs, library/media specialists, curriculum directors and other administrators, college and university professors, researchers, consultants, non-profit providers and college students. Our members come from all over the state and some neighboring states. We partner with leaders from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), the Massachusetts Library Association and other professional organizations. We welcome you to join us! Go to Councilsto find a council near you or to Membership to learn how to join!