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From the Current Issue:
Great Writing Comes Out of Great Ideas
NCTE member Arthur Applebee writes. The Atlantic, September 20, 2012
18 Days to the 2012 National Day on Writing! #whatiwrite
The U.S. Senate Resolution 565 declares October 20, 2012, as the National Day on Writing! To celebrate this year’s theme What I Write, join NCTE, the National Writing Project, the New York Times Learning Network, and others on October 19-20 and post your compositions in all forms to Twitter #whatiwrite.
. . . Celebrate Banned Books Week
"Banned Books Week at 30: New and Notable Efforts": Publishers Weekly, September 27, 2012
"Backing 'banned books' Readers fight censorship in Exeter": Foster's Daily Democrat, October 2, 2012
Watch Bill Moyers, the inaugural honorary chair of the week, as he talks about censorship.
. . . The Candidates’ Views on Education
"Ed in the election: Romney says he won’t fund Common Core adoption, takes shots at unions": The Hechinger Report/HechingerEd blog, September 25, 2012
"Candidates: Where I stand on higher education": eCampus News, October 1, 2012
On Oct. 8th the Presidential Youth Debate will accept questions for candidates from students (and all 10-35-year-olds), and on Oct. 9th they'll accept votes for the top questions. With the 8th being a holiday, teachers can also have students pre-submit questions for the candidates Oct 2-7, and can download free youth-debate lesson plans created by Open Minds, a consortium of educators from secondary schools, Harvard, and MIT that aims to help high school students examine ethical questions they face every day.
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