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HIGH SCHOOL MATTERS: The Secondary Section

Our Mission

The Secondary Section  enhances the professional lives of secondary English language arts educators and the quality of education of their students by providing multiple forums for significant dialogue on historical, current, and emerging topics of interest to secondary English language arts educators.


2016 Award Winners

The Secondary Section Steering Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 High School Teachers of Excellence Award.


The Assessment Story Project

The Assessment Story Project: What We Learned from Teachers Sharing Their Experiences with Literacy Assessment is a new report that shares the views of more than 530 English and language arts, reading, and writing teachers in K–12 schools and higher education, which were gathered over several months in the spring of 2015 via an online survey. It serves as a voice of and guide for the profession—and as useful information for state and federal policymakers and school system leaders as they consider changes to large-scale testing systems.  Read more...

The report was developed by an Assessment Task Force convened by NCTE and led by Kathleen Blake Yancey.


English Journal

NCTE's award-winning English Journal is full of ideas on the teaching of writing, reading, literature, and language for teachers in junior and senior high schools. EJ includes information on how teachers are putting the latest technologies to work in their classrooms. Learn how you can write for English Journal.

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Literacy Education Advocacy

Policy Analyst Reports

 The Policy Analysis Initiative is a network of NCTE volunteers who track state policy developments impacting English language arts, English studies, literacy, and the humanities. See what is happening in your state!

Explore ways to become an everyday advocate for teachers, for teaching and for student learning.

Twitter as an Advocacy Tool, Literacy & NCTE Blog

What Does It Mean to Advocate for Literacy? 
#nctechat archive with hosts Ernest Morrell & Darren Cambridge

Check out the stories of advocacy told by NCTE members.



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