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2011-06-20 08:20:00

NEW YORK, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zaner-Bloser congratulates author Dr. Ernest Morrell for his election as a future president of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Morrell will lead this professional organization devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Morrell is making a four-year commitment to NCTE, beginning in November, and will serve as vice president and president-elect before becoming NCTE...

2010-04-26 12:31:00

CHICAGO, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English have received $1 million in grants from the Verizon Foundation to expand their partnership with Verizon Thinkfinity (www.thinkfinity.org). Verizon Foundation President Patrick Gaston announced the grants on Monday (April 26) at the International Reading Association's annual conference at McCormick Place. The association and the national council will use the funds to...

2010-02-12 08:44:00

NEWARK, Del., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teachers and parents will find a one-stop-shop for standards-based classroom resources at the new-and-improved ReadWriteThink.org (http://www.readwritethink.org), the popular website developed by International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and Verizon Thinkfinity in 2002 to provide reading and language arts educators with access to an ever-growing collection of free educational materials....

2009-04-06 08:13:00

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), an association devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education, will implement Aptify's Association Management System (AMS) in all locations, which includes California, the District of Columbia and Michigan. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081219/PH53503LOGO ) According to NCTE Chief Executive Officer Kent Williamson, Aptify was...

2008-10-02 03:00:37

By Hahs-Vaughn, Debbie L Scherff, Lisa ABSTRACT. Although much research on teacher attrition and mobility exists, few researchers have addressed English teachers specifically. The present authors, using the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and the Teacher Follow-Up Survey (TFS; National Center for Education Statistics, 2005) examined individual and school characteristics and mentoring and induction activities that affect beginning English teachers' attrition, mobility, and...

2008-05-22 03:00:25

By Piazza, Carolyn L Siebert, Carl F ABSTRACT. The authors report the development and validation of the Writing Dispositions Scale (WDS), a self-report instrument for measuring affective stances toward writing. The authors collected survey data from 854 elementary and middle school students and randomly split the data to facilitate both an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The findings of the EFA demonstrated that an 11-item WDS has desirable...

2007-11-09 06:00:50

By Quible, Zane K Griffin, Frances ABSTRACT. Business professionals and instructors often view writing skills as one of the most important qualifications that employees should possess. However, many business employees, including recent college graduates, have serious writing deficiencies, especially in their ability to use standard English. As a result, American businesses spend billions of dollars annually to remediate these writing deficiencies (College Board, the National Commission on...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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