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NCTE James R. Squire Office of Policy Research in English Language Arts
NCTE established its Squire Office at the University of Michigan in 2003 to support reform in English language arts education by providing periodical reviews of research and policy analysis.
The office’s name honors James R. Squire, who served as NCTE’s Executive Director from 1960 to 1967. NCTE Past President Anne Ruggles Gere directed the Squire Office from 2003 to 2016.
In 2020, NCTE relaunched the Squire Office at the University of Notre Dame under the leadership of NCTE Past President Ernest Morrell.
In April 2021, the Squire Office published three policy briefs to address the urgency in expanding literacy instruction to ensure students are prepared to thrive in a world that is increasingly diverse and influenced by digital media.
On May 30, 2023, the Squire Office released three new policy briefs:
- Culturally and Historically Responsive Education
- Culturally Responsive Approaches to the Teaching of Literature in Secondary English Classrooms
- Digital Platforms and the ELA Classroom