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The James R. Squire Office of Policy Research in the English Language Arts - Previous Revision

Welcome to the Squire Office Homepage!

What we offer:

NCTE Policy Briefs

The Squire Office has published several printed Policy Briefs which incorporate a wide-ranging amount of research findings grouped around topics of interest in contemporary educational concerns.  These 3-4 page briefs offer issue overviews, debunk common myths and misunderstandings, summarize current research findings, and offer recommended strategies for teachers in each area.

Click here to view a listing of the Policy Briefs in downloadable PDF format. Topics include Adolescent Literacy, 21st Century Literacies, Writing Now, and English Language Learners

Recommendations for Teachers

Follow this link to learn about some practical recommendations for Teachers to effectively implement the findings of educational research in the classroom.

 Recommendations for Policy Makers

Follow this link to learn about ways that Policymakers can effectively advocate for change in education based on research findings.

Research Summaries: What We Know

The Squire Office now offers online Research Summaries - access this page for brief capsule summaries of current educational research on a host of topics relevant to teachers, administrators and policymakers.


About the Squire Office of Policy Research

The James R. Squire Office of Policy Research compiles research and policy for policy makers and teachers on behalf of NCTE.  Primarily in policy research briefs that accompany NCTE's Chronicle and this online space, the Squire Office relates the latest in policy and research on such pertinent issues as English Language Learners, Adolescent LiteracyWriting and 21st Century Literacies

The Squire Office is led by Anne Gere and comprised of a team of graduate students in the Joint PhD program in English and Education at the University of Michigan.  They can be reached at


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