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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:

Doug Hesse Is Next Vice President of NCTE
Doug HesseCollege Section member Doug Hesse has been elected Vice President of NCTE. Hesse is professor of English and founding executive director of the Writing Program at the University of Denver. He is coauthor of four books, including the Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers and, most recently, Creating Nonfiction. Currently coordinator of the Norman Mailer/NCTE National High School and College Writing Awards in Creative Nonfiction, Hesse helped to develop NCTE's National Day on Writing (held on October 20 of each year) and is a former chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC).

Also chosen in recent elections are new Elementary and Middle Level Representatives-at-Large, new trustees of the Research Foundation, a new Associate Chair of TYCA, and new members of nominating and executive committees of NCTE, CEE, and NCTE's Sections.

Self-Assigned Reading Projects

What's on Your Summer Reading List?
The Learning Network blog, The New York Times, June 4, 2013

. . . Teacher Reading Lists
"Book Stacks for Summer Reading":  Nerdy Book Club, June 7, 2013
"Summer Reading Round-Up (Part 1)":  NCTE members Franki Sibberson, Jennifer Schwanke, Gail Boushey, Joan Moser, and Heather Rader share their lists.  Choice

. . . Poetry
"Kenn Nesbitt Named Children’s Poet Laureate":  Galleycat blog,, June 11, 2013
"US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Is Reappointed":, June 9, 2013
"Malorie Blackman Is the New Children's Laureate" [in Great Britain]:  The Guardian, June 4, 2013

Are Summer Reading Lists a Matter of Class?
NCTE members Zanetta Robinson and Jennifer Ochoa are quoted.  "Marketplace," American Public Media, June 10, 2013



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