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As the professional home of many of the nation's finest English language arts educators, NCTE has been the leading authority in literacy and language arts studies since 1911. NCTE programs will help you advance student learning consistently over time by deepening your understanding of successful instruction, assessment, and evaluation practices in reading, writing, and the language arts.

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As a member, you can save on NCTE's 12 professional journals filled with strategies, resources and research that will make an impact on your career, classes and community. Click the link above for more information on our journals and constituent organizations.

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Through online communities, listservs and meetings you can connect with some of the best minds in the English language arts community. 

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Subscribe to the INBOX, NCTE's weekly e-mailed newsletter filled with news, views and ideas you can use. You can also access INBOX news from the home page at

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Use our Legislative Action Center to write your legislators and speak out about educational issues that impact your career.

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The new NCTE Web site is your key to customized content, connections, and opportunities. You can search our online journal database, find other NCTE members with our Online Member Directory, join online communities and discussions, update your contact information and mailing preferences, access NCTE Resources and ideas based on your unique needs and interests, shop the NCTE Online store and receive significant discounts available only to NCTE members.

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