April 2023 - Announcing our Iowa Science of Reading Summit July 20–21, a new series of Q&A blog posts, information about the Grand View University Dyslexia Specialist Endorsement program, and a new staff introduction.
February 2023 - An overview of IRRC work for 2023, information about our director search, a deadline extension for Dyslexia Specialist Endorsement program applicants, a recap from the IRRC's visit to the State Capitol, and staff introductions and updates.
December 2022 - Updates on projects we are working on related to information about the science of reading, information about a recent upgrade of our eLearning site, and a reminder about the Feb. 1 deadline for Dyslexia Specialist Endorsement program applicants.
November 2022 - Efforts to make the Dyslexia Specialist Endorsement even more advantageous and available for educators, highlighting new content about students with dyslexia on our website, announcement of our new assistant director, and introductions of new staff.
October 2022 - Reviewing the Dyslexia Specialist Endorsement program as year 2 begins, the Decoding Dyslexia Iowa Conference happening soon, eLearning is now free for college students via instructors, and our fall writing prompts.
September 2022 - Free assistive technology consultation appointments resume after a summer hiatus.
August 2022 - Two literacy teachers talk about how they are getting ready for back-to-school.
July 2022 - We highlight a few IRRC Literacy Resources to use at home with your children, plus new staff introductions.
May 2022 - Dr. Reed reflects on the end of an era at the IRRC.
March 2022 - Dr. Reed and staff at the IRRC share how their experiences with reading from their childhood led them to today.
February 2022 - Dr. Reed looks at how contacting your local legislators can make a difference during the legislative session.
January 2022 - Dr. Reed looks back at the IRRC's work and impact in 2021.
October 2021 - Dr. Reed provides details on IRRC involvement in dyslexia events and dyslexia-related services and introduces new staff.
September 2021 - Dr. Reed gives an overview of some reading and writing projects currently
August 2021 - Dr. Reed describes a new research project with the Council Bluffs Community School District and introduces a new staff member.
June 2021 - Discussion of the impact of summer literacy learning during an unprecedented year, and meet two new staff members.
May 2021 - Release of the eLearning Teaching Students to Map Phonemes to Graphemes module and introducing new staff.
March 2021 - Graduate and undergraduate student staff are key to fulfilling our mission.
January 2021 - A look back at the IRRC's previous year of work and a look ahead to the new year.
October 2020 - Launch of the first eLearning module for secondary educators and introductions of new student staff.
August 2020 - Information on plans to support educators and caregivers with blog content and adaptations to research for remote use.
July 2020 - An explanation of the new dyslexia legislation signed into law in Iowa.
May 2020 - Updates on our work for families and educators during the closure of schools.
April 2020 - Details on the new IRRC resources to support home literacy learning.
February 2020 - Information about communicating with legislators about literacy education and research, and introduction of a new staff member.
January 2020 - A look back and a look ahead at the IRRC's work.
October 2019 - Announcement of our new one-on-one assistive technology consultation service, an introduction to our Student Assistive Technology Coordinators, and discussion of Dyslexia Awareness Month.
July 2019 - A study this fall of new literacy curricula in the Marshalltown Community School District and its impact on students' writing skills, and introduction of new staff.
June 2019 - Looking beyond the notions of summer learning loss when researching summer reading.
May 2019 - Ongoing collaborations with Area Education Agencies and school districts on middle school literacy and new staff introductions.
January 2019 - A preview of the Jan. 24, 2019 IRRC Legislative Reception, a look back at the IRRC's most popular web resources from the past year, and an introduction of new student staff.
December 2018 - A look at IRRC involvement with colleges and universities.
November 2018 - Information about an IRRC survey for elementary schools and an introduction of new staff.
October 2018 - Details about a new AEA partnership and an introduction of new staff.
August 2018 - An overview of the new Early Literacy Blueprint Initiative.
July 2018 - Information on the IRRC's involvement in a new literacy initiative in Kansas.
June 2018 - Updates on transitions in the Iowa Reading Research Center Advisory Council and among IRRC staff.
May 2018 - Appreciation for teachers as partners in research and for the inspiration they provide, ahead of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11).
March 2018 - Details on a new IRRC study and introductions of new student staff members.
February 2018 - A recap of our Legislative Reception and other happenings at the Capitol.
January 2018 - Preview of our 2018 Legislative Reception and a recap of our Effective Literacy Strategy Instruction Training-of-Trainers event.
December 2017 - Interns focused on special education and literacy at the IRRC and we welcome a new staff member.
November 2017 - Information about an expansion of the PROPeL literacy initiative and information about National Novel Writing Month Young Writers Program.
October 2017 - An update on IRRC literacy professional development efforts.
September 2017 - An update on the IRRC's work with the Council Bluffs Community School District Summer Learning Program and a recap of other work this summer, and an introduction of new IRRC staff.
August 2017 - New literacy professional development to be delivered to the field via training-of-trainers, IRRC Advisory Council update, IRRC student staff.
July 2017 - Summer reading blog posts, update on the IRRC's work with the Ames Community School District, and #FridayReads Recommendations videos.
June 2017 - Recap of the inaugural PROPeL initiative conference, improvements to our blog, and update on IRRC's work with the Sioux City Community School District.
May 2017 - Information about a new set of translated blog posts and bookmarks for non-English speaking families.
April 2017 - A look at the IRRC's work with colleges and universities, featuring dyslexia training and an assessment data system.
March 2017 - Overview of IRRC website redesign, description and examples of types of IRRC blog posts, IRRC resources on the website.
February 2017 - Recap of IRRC Legislative Reception at the capitol and participation of IRRC staff in Iowa House and Senate Education Committee meetings.
January 2017 - Legislative Reception preview, announcement of PROPeL partners, new website preview and new Literacy Consultant Jen Knight
December 2016 - Intensive Summer Reading Program results
November 2016 - Forthcoming IRRC professional development and American Education Week recognition
October 2016 - "Practitioners and Researchers Overcoming Problems of Literacy” (PROPeL) program for alternative schools and juvenile justice facilities
September 2016 - IRRC Advisory Council update; Universal Screening dos and don’ts; and library card sign up month
August 2016 - Conclusion of Intensive Summer Reading Program; online dyslexia training for students in teacher preparation programs; introducing new communications specialist
July 2016 - Intensive Summer Reading Program visits; white paper on handwriting instruction; online literacy resource facilitation guides; and IRRC in the UI Mobile Museum
June 2016 - Intensive Summer Reading Program collaborators; IRRC and UI Mobile Museum and book giveaway
May 2016 - Intensive Summer Reading Program professional development; guest blogs; and National Teacher Appreciation Day
April 2016 - Intensive Summer Reading Program details and National Poetry Month
March 2016 - Website redesign and new content and National March into Literacy Month