Poetry offers us the capacity to carry in us and express the contradictory impulses that make us human.

—Kwame Dawes, Academy of American Poets Chancellor (2018- )

National Council of Teachers of English

NCTE logoEstablished in 1911, the National Council of Teachers of English is a professional association of educators devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. The council, in partnership with the International Reading Association, produces readwritethink.org, a website that includes lesson plans and other K-12 resources for parents and educators.