Archives for December 2017

#GetArsenicOut Campaign

Did you know that there is arsenic in baby cereal?  Infant rice cereal has 6 times more arsenic than other kinds of infant cereal.  Any level of arsenic is dangerous and health risks include a link to learning disabilities in children. Brooks Applied Labs* in Bothell, WA tested more than 100 samples of infant rice. The report found that overall, oatmeal, barley, buckwheat, organic quinoa, wheat and rice-free multigrain baby cereals contained much lower amounts of inorganic arsenic than rice cereals. What can parents do now? Avoid infant rice cereal and choose oatmeal or multigrain cereal instead. If you need to eat rice… Read More »

We’re Hiring: Coordinator of Affiliate Services, Pittsburgh, PA

Job Description: We are looking for an organized, efficient, and skilled individual who is self-motivated, professional, has excellent communication skills, is detail oriented, and is capable of working independently. The Coordinator of Affiliate Services will report directly to the Executive Director and will assume the primary responsibility of building and strengthening our state affiliates across the country. This will include working with staff, as well as passionate volunteers at both the committee and state levels. Increasing membership at the state level will be a strong focus of this position through developing outreach materials, developing recruitment and retention messages, and exploring… Read More »

Atlanta Here We Come!

by Ann Kornblet, 2018 General Conference Chair Atlanta here we come!! One of LDA’s favorite conference venues is ready to once again host the International Conference. All activities will be held at the Hilton Atlanta in beautiful downtown Atlanta. Many thanks to LDA Program Co-Chairs, Jennifer Harkins and Loreena Parks, the Program Committee members and LDA Committees for putting together the very best Program yet! 150 sessions are offered over four days.  Hats off to LDA of Georgia President, Joan Teach, and the hard- working Georgia volunteers.  They have worked to bring you the southern hospitality Atlanta is known for… Read More »

President’s Message

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LDFA Thanks LaNelle Gallagher

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Give the Gift of Membership

Are you looking for that perfect holiday gift for a special teacher, administrator, family member, colleague, or friend?

Give them the gift that will be remembered and appreciated for the next 12 months!

Honor that special individual with a gift of membership in LDA.

Each recipient of a gift of membership will receive a letter of welcome to LDA and acknowledgement of the generous gift and name of donor.

Don’t delay! Order your gift today!

LDA Affiliates Host One-Day Workshop to Create Successful Pathways for Students

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LDA in Action: What We’re Doing in DC

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Coping with the Holiday Season

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The Performance of a Lifetime

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Candidates for 2018-2020 LDA Officers and Board Members

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