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.
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From the Current Issue:
National Poetry Month: Poet Nick Friedman Takes a Look Inside
Young people talk about why poetry is important to them. Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR, April 7, 2013
See several discussions on poems about secrecy and deception in the Teaching and Learning Forum and read ideas for celebrating poetry from the Academy of American Poets.
Collaboration Strikes Again -- Or Are Schools Striking Collaboration?
Learning Forward blog, Education Week, April 4, 2013
See a picture of the NCLE report, Remodeling Literacy Learning: Making Room for What Works, in this infographic.
Essay-Grading Software Offers Professors a Break
NCTE member Les Perelman isn't sure the "break" is worth it: "My first and greatest objection to the research is that they did not have any valid statistical test comparing the software directly to human graders." He's a member of a group of educators who are circulating a petition opposing automated assessment software. The group, which calls itself Professionals Against Machine Scoring of Student Essays in High-Stakes Assessment, has collected nearly 2,000 signatures. The New York Times, April 4, 2013
Writing Assessment: A Position Statement from CCCC
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