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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.

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From the Current Issue:

ACT Scores Slip
"With a 20.9 composite average, the 2013 ACT scores are the lowest they've been in five years, with the biggest drops occurring in the English and reading sections."  Inside Higher Education, August 21, 2013

The Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing suggests ways students might best be prepared for their college writing careers.

Solving the Educational Paradox
The Huffington Post, August 19, 2013

Taking Inquiry to Scale: An Alternative to Traditional Approaches to Education Reform which outlines how schools can go about solving this paradox.

America's Kids Need a Better Education Law
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan calls for a new law and says, "I will ask Congress to listen to those doing the real work of education change. Principals, teachers, governors, state education chiefs, superintendents, parents, and students themselves know what is and isn't working. They can guide us to a better law."  The Washington Post, August 25, 2013

. . . Interesting Results of the 45th Annual PDK Poll
"Poll: Most Americans Unfamiliar with New Common Core Teaching Standards":  The Washington Post, August 20, 2013
"Poll: Most Americans Sick of High-Stakes Standardized Tests":  The Answer Sheet blog, The Washington Post, August 21, 2013




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