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Melanie Shoffner, CEE Chair, is an associate professor of English education at Purdue University, holding a joint appointment in the Departments of English and Curriculum & Instruction. Her research focuses on secondary English teacher preparation and the issues of beginning ELA teachers, interests that first developed while teaching high school English in North Carolina and Arizona.  Within that context, Melanie’s research interests include issues of reflective practice, the pedagogical and affective concerns of preservice and beginning teachers, and the meaningful integration of technology for ELA teaching and learning. Her publications include articles in English Education, English Journal and Teaching and Teacher Education and chapters in Research on Technology in English Education and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Clashes and Confrontations.  She is currently the editor of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE): English

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NCTE Announces New Executive Director  NCTE is pleased to announce Emily Kirkpatrick as our new executive director. Through her work as vice president of the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), she has developed a deep appreciation for NCTE goals, initiatives, and members.  NCTE Website, October 13, 2015

It's the Student's Right to Read  NCTE INBOX: News, Views, and Ideas for Literacy Educators  NCTE Website, October 6, 2015    

Innovations in Assessment Is NCTE's Focus of Connected Educator Month Celebration  Read how you can take part.  Literacy & NCTE Blog, October 1, 2015  

"Censoring Books, That's the Opposite of Protection"  Author Laurie Halse Anderson, winner of NCTE's 2015 National Intellectual Freedom Award, speaks out for honest books for kids.  Literacy & NCTE Blog, September 30, 2015  

Arts of Language  Annual Convention Program Chair Doug Hesse issues invitation for sharing an artifact to a celebratory collection of teacher creativity.  Literacy & NCTE Blog and YouTube