NCTE Raises Its Voice to Protest Tucson, Arizona, Book Censorship
"It's unacceptable for state and local officials to deny students a rich and diverse curriculum presented under the guidance of qualified teachers."
-- NCTE Executive Director Kent Williamson
January 30, 2012 -- Over two dozen organizations, including NCTE, speak in one voice today to oppose the removal of seven books from the Mexican American Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD). Read more.
College Educators to Gather in St. Louis
for "Writing Gateways" Convention
What: The 2012 Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). On the agenda for the Convention are hundreds of concurrent secsions and workshops; the theme for this year's meeting is "Writing Gateways." Read Program Chair Chris Anson's convention invitation and see the complete convention program.
When: Wednesday, March 21 - Saturday, March 24, 2012
Where: Renaissance Hotel and the America's Convention Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Attendees: More than 2,000 higher education professionals interested in teaching composition, rhetoric, and communication at colleges and universities across the country and around the world.
For More Information: Reporters interested in scheduling an interview, obtaining a press pass, or simply seeking more information should contact Lori Bianchini at 800-369-6283, ext. 3644, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Teachers and others interested in attending the 2012 CCCC Annual Convention in St. Louis may visit this website or call NCTE’s Customer Service Department toll free at 877-369-6283.
The National Council of Teachers of English, with more than 35,000 members and subscribers worldwide, is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.