NYSEC News, edited by Christine Furnia of Wappingers Central School District, published by New York State English Council, has been named as a recipient of the 2020 NCTE Affiliate Newsletter of Excellence Award, given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Established in 1992, this award recognizes outstanding newsletters of affiliates of NCTE that have published a minimum of three newsletters from May 2019 through the program deadline on May 1, 2020.
Newsletter submissions (print or online) are judged on: content (particularly the inclusion of current, pertinent information with a good balance between theory, practice, and professional growth information), quality of writing, a clear and accurately defined purpose for the publication, a format which aids the reader in locating information and is easy to read, and the use of graphics to aid the overall effectiveness of the newsletter.
The award winner will be announced at the 2020 NCTE Annual Convention, which will be going virtual this year, during the Affiliate Roundtable Breakfast on Sunday, November 22.
Other winners include The English Pub, edited by Kay Walter of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, published by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts; CTCTE Chronicle, edited by Robert Ford of North Branford Public Schools, published by the Connecticut Council of Teachers of English; ICTE, edited by Jennifer Swisher-Carroll of Edwardsburg High School, published by the Indiana Council of Teachers of English; MATELA Update, co-edited by Heather Parrish of Helena Public Schools and Katie Kotynski of Great Falls, Montana, published by the Montana Association of Teachers of English Language Arts; NEATE News, edited by Robert Ford of North Branford Public Schools, Connecticut, published by the New England Association of Teachers of English; NJCTE Newsletter, co-edited by Audrey Fisch, New Jersey City University and Susan Chenelle of University Academy Charter High School, published by the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English; NMCTE Newsletter, co-edited by Michelle Jewett of Central New Mexico Community College and Lisa Martinez of Albuquerque High School, published by the New Mexico Council of Teachers of English; Ohio Voices, edited by Karla Hayslett of Eastern High School, published by the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts; and Texas Voices, edited by Douglas Paul Frank of Rockwall Independent School District, published by the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts.
For more information about the NCTE Affiliate Newsletter of Excellence Award, see https://ncte.org/awards/affiliate-newsletter-award/.