2008 High School Teachers of Excellence Winners:
Judy Beemer, Jessica Cavazos, Joshua Curnett, Ginger Dunker, Lynn R. Fite, John Gildea, Mary Lynn Huie, Polly Sexton Jones, Dorene Kahl, Cynthia Kiefer, Dorothy Miller, Mary B. Nicolini, Meridith M. Niekamp,Jill Pinard, Rosalie Rafter, Ginger Reese, Sherry Roland, Stasha Simon, Kathy R. Smaltz, Dean Smith, Latishia Sparks, Kevin Wright, Dianne Young.
Join the Secondary Section at the Annual Convention in San Antonio!
The Secondary Section is pleased to welcome you to NCTE's Annual Convention. This year's Secondary Section program is diverse and exciting. Conventiongoers will enjoy the full spectrum of bold new work in poetry, literature, drama, composition, non-fiction and technology. With over 200 interactive sessions and activities, your greatest challenge will be to decide which secondary sessions to attend!
Many teachers may be short on sleep
According to a study by researchers at Ball State University, many teachers may not be getting enough sleep at night to be fully effective in the classroom.
Teacher Magazine September 23, 2008 http://www.teachermagazine.org/tm/articles/2008/09/23/tm_sleep.h20.html
HOOKED ON BOOKS ON-LINE - Recent reports found kids and adults spend an average of just seven minutes a day reading for pleasure. Many people worry that reading is turning into a lost art. Technology may now be stepping in to help. Hooked On Books On-Line Kylene Beers is quoted. CBS 42 - Austin,TX,USA September 10, 2008 http://www.keyetv.com/content/news/topnews/story.aspx?content_id=f29ae2ca-4da1-4ce8-a647-90ac549a8d1d
CITY SEES LEAP IN KIDS TAKING AP TEST - The number of Chicago Public Schools students taking Advanced Placement exams has jumped by more than 108 percent during the last four years, far outpacing state and national gains, district officials announced Wednesday. Number of AP exams taken in Chicago doubled between 2004-08
Chicago Tribune September 10, 2008 http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/content/education/chi-cps-act-scoressep11,0,5204249.story?track=rss