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From the Current Issue:
Read the crowdsourced survey which received 10,000 responses from part-time faculty members. Inside Higher Ed, June 20, 2012
NCTE Position Statement on the Status and Working Conditions of Contingent Faculty
NCTE Guideline: Statement from the Conference on the Growing Use of Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty
"On Hiring: The Lonely Adjunct": The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 21, 2012
High-Stakes Standardized Tests Only a Snapshot of Students' Learning
A review finds LA Times 2011 teacher effectiveness rankings remain unreliable, risk being misused. Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice, June 20, 2012
. . . More on High Stakes Testing
"Should Student Test Scores Be Used to Evaluate Teachers?": The Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2012
"Barry Lane's New Song 'More Than a Number'"
"Shaming Teachers": Join the Future blog, June 2012
Note: NCTE is a signatory on the National Resolution on High Stakes Testing.
Immigration Ruling May Close, Open Legal Windows
NPR, June 25, 2012
NCTE moved its 2012 Annual Convention from Phoenix, AZ, to Las Vegas, NV, because of Arizona law.
"What Does President Obama's Announcement Mean for Students and Teachers?": Ian Altman, chair of Clarke Central High School's English Department in Athens, GA, writes. AthensPatch, June 25, 2012
NCTE Online Store Closed for Inventory June 30 to July 1
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