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From the Current Issue:
School Is Too Easy, Students Report
NCTE member Shelbie Witte is quoted: Witte, who trains teachers, said both their conception and their students' conception of school have been heavily influenced by testing. "That's what they think school is, and that's really a shame." USA Today, July 9, 2012
National Teacher of the Year: "The revolution begins with us"
"The United States is obsessed with high-stakes testing that doesn't show whether teachers are masterful and students are knowledgeable," says National Teacher of Year Rebecca Mieliwocki. Schools of Thought blog, CNN, July 5, 2012
New Online Tests Hold Promise, Perils
The Hechinger Report, June 26, 2012
NCTE endorses The National Resolution on High Stakes Testing
Duncan Announces Plans for "Connected Educator Month"
This August the Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology (OET) and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will convene the Connected Educator Month in conjunction with over 50 other organizations, including NCTE. The idea? During Connected Educator Month teachers and other school leaders are encouraged to collaborate and innovate online. T.H.E. Journal, June 26, 2012
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July 23 Is Deadline for Writing Award for Teachers
The NCTE/Norman Mailer Writing Award for High School Teachers is open to full- and part-time high school teachers. From five finalists, one winner will be selected to receive a $10,000 cash prize along with travel and lodging to attend the Norman Mailer Center’s Annual Gala on October 4, 2012, in New York City. The winner will also receive a fellowship to the prestigious Norman Mailer Writers Colony during the summer of 2013.
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