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INBOX is a bi-weekly e-mail wrap-up of the most important stories in English language arts education, ideas for your classroom, and news from NCTE.

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From the Current Issue:

Votes and Vetoes

March 29, 2017

VOTES
NCTE members passed three resolutions this winter that speak to issues at the heart of our profession right now. Resolutions are proposed at NCTE’s Annual Convention each fall, approved by the Board of Directors, and then sent out to all members for a vote. Learn more about the: 

  • Resolution on Contemporary Discourse and the English Language Arts Classroom
  • Resolution on Legislation to Protect the Rights of Student Journalists
  • Resolution Opposing High-Stakes Teacher Candidate Performance Assessments

Want to reach out to your leaders with news of our resolutions or around other issues? Check out this new feature from Facebook that lets you do just that.

VETOES
On March 23, Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia vetoed House Bill 2191, which would have required schools to notify parents if their child is enrolled in a course in which the instructional materials or related academic activities include sexually explicit content or the potential for sexually explicit content. NCTE and VATE members have written letters (here is a recent example) and provided testimony opposing this legislation since 2014.


An new post from Executive Director Emily Kirkpatrick features a slideshow of images from the CCCC Convention that took place earlier this month. 

 

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