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NCTE Leadershift Awards

The NCTE Leadershift Initiative grew out of recommendations made by the Task Force to Advance and Support Members of Color in 2007. People of color refers to historically underrepresented groups--African American, American Indians, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Pacific Islanders.

NCTE Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award
This award is given to an NCTE member of color who has made a significant contribution to NCTE and the development of our professional community. Read more. . .  

NCTE Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award
This award provides early career teachers of color a national forum at the NCTE Annual Convention for professional collaboration and development as they build accomplished teaching careers as active NCTE members. All award recipients must be an NCTE member at the time the award is accepted. Read more. . .

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