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

Sent each week to NCTE members (to the email address we have on file for you), this e-newsletter is mailed once a month to nonmembers.

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From the Current Issue:

Bully Mapping
Michael Fisher writes about his RAP (Responsibilities, Actions, Proof) plan to prevent bullying in schools.  ASCD EDge, July 2012

Take Note!NCTE Resolution on Confronting Bullying and Harassment,
Bullying Hurts: Teaching Kindness through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations from NCTE members Lester Laminack and Reba Wadsworth, and
Confronting Bullying: Literacy as a Tool for Character Education from NCTE member Roxanne Henkin.

Sunday Dialogue: Improving Our Schools
NCTE member Stephen Krashen argues that poverty underlies poor student performance on international tests and that we could address the negative effects of poverty by stopping excessive testing and using the money we spend and will spend on national tests.  The New York Times, July 22, 2012

Take Note!
NCTE 2012 Legislative Platform, introduction and third plank 

Blogstitute Week 5: Reducing Instruction, Increasing Engagement
NCTE member Peter Johnston writes about his study on increasing student engagement.  The Stenhouse Blog, July 23, 2012

. . . Books, Books, Books
"Books Live! Unusual Libraries in Unexpected Places":  Peace & Noise blog
"Retired Teacher Keeps Turning Pages for Kids":  The Tennessean, July 20, 2012
"Living Book Marks" from NCTE member Paul Hankins:  Mr. Hankins Is Reading and Writing in Kentuckiana blog, July 22, 2012 

What Common Core Means for Publishers
NCTE members Carol Jago, Lester Laminack, Sandra Stotsky, and Myra Zarnowski are mentioned.  Publishers Weekly, July 18, 2012 

Take Note!"Creating a Culture of Teacher Learning: Thinking about the Common Core Standards Systemically,"  NCLE Literacy in Learning Exchange
. . . More on Common Core
"Districts Push for Texts Aligned to Common Core":  Education Week, July 18, 2012  (subscription required)
"Survey Respondents Doubt Common Tests Will Be Ready On Time":  Curriculum Matters blog, Education Week, July 23, 2012

Students in K12 Inc.'s Online Classes Lag Academically, Study Finds
The Washington Post, July 18, 2012  

New Edition Includes 39 Different Farewells to Arms
Sunday Morning Edition, NPR, July 22, 2012



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