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From the Current Issue:
Books That Shaped America
Education Week, June 27, 2012
A Teacher's Perfect Moment in the Classroom (involving John Milton and John Mayer)
The Answer Sheet blog, The Washington Post, July 1, 2012
. . . More on Teachers
"Teaching Authentic Writing in a Socially Mediated World" by NCTE member Susan Lucille Davis: Getting Smart blog, June 28, 2012
"Finding the Write Stuff: A Science Teacher Puts on Her Literacy Hat": The Blog, The Huffington Post, June 27, 2012
"To Keep Teachers from Quitting the Classroom, Let Us Step Out of It": The Blog, The Huffington Post, June 27, 2012
"New Report on Teachers: Culture More Important than Salary, Student Demographics": Read the report. Get Schooled blog, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 29, 2012
The Literacy and Learning Exchange is a place for teachers who want to work together.
Are Standardized Tests Cost Effective?
NCTE member Peter Smagorinsky writes: The Answer Sheet blog, The Washington Post, June 30, 2012
See "Assessment: A Fundamental Component of Learning.
"Want to Help Shape the Professional Conversation?
Apply to become the next editor of Talking Points, the journal of the Whole Language Umbrella, or of English Leadership Quarterly, the journal of the Conference on English Leadership.
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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