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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:

Poverty Rate Still High Among US Children: Report
U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News, July 12, 2013

Thirteen Economic Facts about Social Mobility and the Role of Education
Brookings, June 2013

. . . More on Children and Poverty
"The 'Educational' Value of Being Born Rich": “The Answer Sheet” The Washington Post, July 15, 2013
"KIDS COUNT Reports Bright Spots, Though Inequities Remain": New America Foundation, July 10, 2013

A MOOC Delusion: Why Visions to Educate the World Are Absurd
The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 15, 2013

EDITORIAL: The Trouble with Testing Mania
The New York Times, July 13, 2013

 NCTE Resolution on Challenging Current Education Policy and Affirming Literacy Educators’ Expertise 

. . . More on Testing
"Adaptive Testing Gains Momentum, Prompts Concerns": Education Week, July 9, 2013
PARCC will delay diagnostic tests for grades 2-8, tests of speaking and listening skills, and assessments for kindergartners and first graders.
"Testing Group Delays Some Components for One Year": Education Week, July 9, 2013

Tougher Requirements Ahead for Teacher Prep
Education Week, July 9, 2013

NCTE Position statement on Guidelines for the Preparation of Teachers of English


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