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News from NCTE

Leah Zuidema Elected Vice President of NCTE (June 7, 2017)

NCTE's Response to Secretary DeVos's Testimony (June 6, 2017)

NCTE’s Statement on the President’s Proposed Budget for FY18 (May 24, 2017)

2017 Children's Book Awards Announced (November 19, 2016)

National survey: Teachers know best how to assess students’ literacy, want changes in testing system (August 24, 2016)

NCTE’s New Washington Office on Capitol Hill Brings Members Closer to the Action (August 9, 2016)

Author Matt de la Peña Receives Intellectual Freedom Award (July 28, 2016)

Franki Sibberson Is New NCTE Vice President  (June 3, 2016

2016 Children's Book Awards Announced  (November 21, 2015

2016 Awards for Children’s Fiction and Nonfiction Will Be Announced Saturday, November 21, in Minneapolis  (November 16, 2015)

Awards Will Be Presented to Educators, Researchers, Authors, and Affiliate Groups during Annual Convention  (November 13, 2015

Winners of NCTE & Norman Mailer Center's 2015 Student and Teacher Writing Awards  (November 10, 2015)

Announcing NCTE's New Executive Director  (October 13, 2015)

Author Laurie Halse Anderson Honored with NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award  (September 30, 2015)  

Jocelyn Chadwick Is New Vice President  (July 6, 2015)

NCTE Mourns the Loss of Executive Emeritus Kent Williamson  (June 7, 2015

Resolutions Approved by NCTE Members  (January 2015)

  • Resolution on the Need for Diverse Children’s and Young Adult Books
  • Resolution on Mandatory Grade Retention and High-Stakes Testing
  • Resolution on the Dignity and Education of Immigrant, Undocumented, and Unaccompanied Youth 

2015 NCTE Children's Book Awards Announced  (January 27, 2015)  

NCTE Honor Teachers, Authors, and Researchers with Awards during the 2014 Annual Convention  (November 11, 2014

Florida Educator Susan Houser Elected Next NCTE Vice President  (July 10, 2014

Remodeling Literacy Learning Together: Paths to Standards Implementation study released by the National Center for Literacy Education, an initiative of NCTE  (February 27, 2014)

2014 Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Award Announced by NCTE  (January 24, 2014


MORE NEWS . . . 


NCTE Leadership Messages

An Important Message from the Leaders of NCTE  Kent Williamson Transitions from the Role of Executive Director to Executive Emeritus; Barbara Cambridge to Serve as Interim Executive Director 

2013 NCTE President Sandy Hayes Updates Members on Literacy Education Programs, Shares Her Dream for Students

CEE Chair Louann Reid Responds to NCTQ Report on Teacher Education Programs

NCTE President Sandy Hayes Says a Moratorium on High Stakes Tests Is the Right Response to Common Core Implementation


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