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From the Current Issue:
Humans Fight over Robo-Readers
NCTE member Les Perelman explains. Inside Higher Ed, March 15, 2013
See Machine Scoring in the Assessment of Writing on the NCTE website.
Differentiated Assessment and Grading: Fair Isn't Always Equal
Literacy in Learning Exchange
"Not Your Grandfather's Comp. Class": Model Mixes Face Time and Technology
NCTE member Doug Hesse is quoted. The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 18, 2013 (subscription required)
. . . Blogs from the CCCC Annual Convention
"CCCC 2013 Kick-Off ": Twenty-One Pages blog, March 14, 2013
"CCCC -- The Public Work of Composition -- Post 1": comPOSITION blog, March 14, 2013
Follow the great discussion on "Effective Ways of Dealing with a Chronic Plagiarizer."
Controversy over Persepolis
ALA Freedom to Read Foundation Executive Director Barbara Jones joins the financial secretary of the Chicago Teachers' Union and two students from Lane College Prep High School. One student advocating the freedom to read said, "Society is allowing us to dumb ourselves down." WTTW TV, March 18, 2018
NCTE has joined other anti-censorship organizations to sign a letter protesting the censorship of this book.
. . . More on Persepolis Banning
"CPS Persepolis Ban? Marjane Satrapi's Graphic Novel Inappropriate for 7th Graders, District Says": The Huffington Post, March 15, 2013
"Chicago Schools Order Book on Iran out of Some Classrooms": Reuters, March 15, 2013
"Protests Continue over Persepolis Ban": Publishers Weekly, March 19, 2013
"Persepolis Battle in Chicago Schools Provokes Outcry": The Guardian, March 19, 2013
"Sex, Violence, and Radical Islam: Why Persepolis Belongs in Public Schools": The Atlantic, March 19, 2013
The NCTE Anti-Censorship Center provides policies, rationales, and advice to all who are experiencing challenges to classroom materials.
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