Kansas English journal earns national honor

Kansas English, edited by Dr. Katherine Cramer, professor of English Education in the School of Education, and published by the Kansas Association of Teachers of English on Wichita State’s Open Journal Systems, has been named a recipient of the 2021 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Affiliate Journal of Excellence Award, given by the NCTE. This is the second year in a row that Kansas English has earned this distinction.

Established in 1995, this award honors outstanding affiliate journals and their editors who demonstrate excellence in these publications. The winning affiliate journal must be a magazine-type publication—print or online—and provide members with scholarly articles on issues and topics related to English language arts teaching. The journals are judged on the following: content, organization, scholarly exploration, appeal to different groups within the affiliate, coverage of important issues in English language arts education and inclusion of other types of writing (e.g., poetry, affiliate news, book reviews).

The Affiliate Journal of Excellence Award winners was announced at the 2021 NCTE Annual Convention during the affiliate event Sunday, Nov. 21.