James R. Squire Office

The James R. Squire Office of Policy Research in English Language Arts

In August 2019, CLE became the new home for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) James R Squire Office of Policy Research in English Language Arts, which had been hosted by the University of Michigan since 2003. The Squire Office publishes several policy briefs each year and conducts studies on key issues in the field of literacy education to inform policy and practice. In 2020, we initiated the research project, “The Teaching of Literature in 21st Century Classrooms” which involves the CLE Team and additional researchers from various universities. 

For more information on the Squire Office, please visit the NCTE website and see the recent article from the University of Notre Dame Office of Public Affairs and Communication.

    2021 - 2022

    2020 - 2021

    The three briefs for 2020 were shared at the second annual NCTE Leadership & Advocacy Summit (2021) and are available on the NCTE Policy Briefs website. The three briefs for 2020 include: 

    • Understanding Translanguaging in U.S. Literacy Classrooms: Reframing Bi/Multilingualism as the Norm by Dr. Cati de los Rios (UC Berkeley) & Dr. Kate Seltzer (Rowan University)
    • Critical Media Literacy and Popular Culture in ELA Classrooms by Dr. Jamila Lyiscott (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Dr. Nicole Mirra (Rutgers University), and Dr. Antero Garcia (Stanford University)
    • Racial Literacies in the ELA Classroom by Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz (Teachers College, Columbia University)

    Notre Dame Press Series

    School OutcomesNotre Dame Press Series

    Through the University of Notre Dame Press, the CLE publishes research intended for scholars and teacher educators. Books produced through this publishing house are not necessarily geared toward practicing teachers (see Notre Dame ACE Press).

    About ND Press

    Established in 1949, the University of Notre Dame Press is the largest Catholic university press in the world, and a scholarly publisher of distinguished books in a number of academic disciplines; in poetry and fiction; and in areas of interest to general readers. The Press publishes forty to fifty books annually and maintains a robust backlist in print.

    Located on the University of Notre Dame campus, the Press is a publishing partner with several university departments, programs, and institutes. Through those efforts, it extends the reach and reputation of the University while fulfilling its charge to advance intellectual exploration and knowledge.

    The Press’s imprint is overseen by an editorial board comprised of scholars from a variety of university departments. New titles are approved by the board after a rigorous process of peer review.

    Contact us for more information.

    Notre Dame ACE Press

    Notre Dame ACE PressNotre Dame ACE Press

    The Notre Dame ACE Press is committed to producing smart books for practicing teachers—publications that leverage the Institute for Educational Initiative’s research to outline core instructional strategies. Our objective is to illuminate the connection between theory and practice in engaging, accessible language.

    Have a proposal for a publication? Find submission guides for the ND ACE Press below.

    Submission Guidelines for Authors

    There are nearly 2 million children attending Catholic schools in the United States and more than 65 million globally, making Catholic schools the largest and fastest growing private provider of primary and secondary education in the world. Despite this rapid global growth and increasing importance, very few research-based professional resources exist for Catholic School educators and leaders. Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education Press publishes books that translate cutting edge theory into innovative and efficacious practices for tomorrow’s Catholic school teachers and leaders. We welcome proposals for research-based, practitioner-oriented titles. We are seeking original book-length manuscripts of approximately 30,000-50,000 words. While we are open to any innovative proposal, most books and resources will fit within one of four series:

    • Language, Literacy and Culture - Series Editor, Jodene Morrell
    • STEM Education - Series Editor, Matt Kloser
    • Religious Education - Series Editor, William Mattison
    • Catholic School Leadership and Policy 

    Materials to Submit

    • Cover Letter
    • Resume or CV
    • A 15-25 page proposal that contains the following sections: Overview, Target Audience, Marketing Plan, Competitive Titles, Chapter Outline

    — Recommended (but optional): Sample chapter(s)

    How to submit your proposal

    We accept both electronic (preferred) and postal mail submissions.  For electronic submissions please send all requested materials to emorrel1@nd.edu  and include “manuscript proposal” in the subject line.

    For postal mail submissions please send your materials to:

    Dr. Ernest Morrell
    ACE Press Publishing
    University of Notre Dame
    107 Carole Sandner Hall
    Notre Dame, IN 46556