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From the Current Issue:
The Spirit of Our Profession
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day on May 7, NCTE member Anne DiPardo writes about teachers' love of learning. Literacy in Learning Exchange, May 2, 2013
Note: "Thank you, Mr. Rosamelia!": Artist Soul Speaks blog, May 3, 2013
Celebrating and Listening to Our Nation’s Teachers
"The least we can do once a year is to push 'pause' on our lives and thank them in the short term. However, what our teachers really need -- and deserve -- is our ongoing commitment to work with them to transform America's schools." Homeroom blog, US Department of Education, May 6, 2013
Honoring Veteran Teachers Inducted into the Hall of Fame
Congratulations to NCTE members Darryl Johnson of Missouri and Rebecca Gault from Maryland, two of the five veteran teachers honored! Homeroom blog, US Department of Education, May 6, 2013
Grading Writing: The Art and Science -- and Why Computers Can't Do It
NCTE member Doug Hesse writes on how teachers respond to writing and why machines can't adequately do so. The Answer Sheet blog, The Washington Post, May 2, 2013
. . . More on Grading Writing
"English Teachers Reject Use of Robots to Grade Student Writing": NCTE members Chris Anson and Les Perelman are quoted. The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 3, 2013
"Does Not Compute": CCCC Chair Chris Anson is quoted. Inside Higher Ed, May 3, 2013
the new NCTE position statement Machine Scoring Fails the Test.
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