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News from NCTE


The National Council of Teachers of English Announces Winners of Prestigious Literary Awards (November 24, 2020)

NCTE Partners with Penguin Random House for Leadership and Action Series (August 11, 2020)

NCTE  Joins National Media Literacy Alliance (June 2, 2020)

NCTE Annual Convention Goes Virtual (June 1, 2020)

NCTE Takes A Stance Against Racism (June 1, 2020)

NCTE Brings Together More Than 8,000 Educators in Baltimore for Annual Convention (November 25, 2019)

NCTE and Penguin Random House Award Norcross, GA, Educator with $10,000 Grant for “Woke” Reading Challenge (November 23, 2019)

NCTE and Penguin Random House Award CPS Educator with $10,000 Grant for Trauma-informed Poetry Work (November 23, 2019)

Penguin Random House Teacher of Literacy Awards Announced at 109th Annual Convention (November 22, 2019)

More Than 8,000 English Teachers Convene for National Conference in Baltimore Nov. 21-24 (November 20, 2019)

National Council of Teachers of English Announces 2019 Leadership Award Recipients (August 21, 2019)

New Literacy Research Office Launches at Notre Dame (August 20, 2019)

Valerie Kinloch Elected Vice President of NCTE (June 6, 2019)

Penguin Random House (PRH) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Announce Partnership for Two $10,000 Grants for Teachers (March 4, 2019)

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Announces Winners of Prestigious Book Awards at 108th Annual Convention (November 17, 2018)

Thousands Prepare for National Celebration of Writing (October 15, 2018)

NCTE Opposes Use of Federal Funds for Guns in Schools (August 23, 2018)

Alfredo Celedón Luján Elected Vice President of NCTE (June 6, 2018)

NCTE Announces Winners of Prestigious Book Awards at 107th Annual Convention (November 18, 2017)

7,000 English Teachers, Authors, and an Astronaut Gather in St. Louis Nov. 16-19 (November 14, 2017)

The Nation Celebrates Writing (October 20, 2017)

Joan Bertin Receives Intellectual Freedom Award (October 17, 2017)

NCTE Announces Honorable Mention SAGA 6 for the 2017 National Intellectual Freedom Award (October 16, 2017)

NCTE Announces Honorable Mention Christina Berchini for the 2017 National Intellectual Freedom Award (October 16, 2017)

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 (August 4, 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)

Field Notes

Executive Director Emily Kirkpatrick shares regular updates with members and the wider NCTE community via the Field Notes blog. You read all her posts here.