Working through June 2017, this committee has contributed posts to this new website on cross-level educational issues and on partnerships in Oregon and in Connecticut led by Working Group members. The group has also organized sessions on K-16 alliances in language and literature teaching for the MLA and NCTE Conventions of 2014, 2015, and 2016. At the 2016 MLA Convention in Austin, Texas, for instance, there was a workshop led by Working Group member Doris Sommer on her international “Pre-texts” pedagogical initiative for teaching literature through art and play, and at the upcoming convention in Philadelphia there will be two workshops devoted to Pre-texts (The Arts Teach and The Arts Teach in Languages Other Than English). In 2014, when the group was transitioning from being a subcommittee of the Executive Council to being an independent, though temporary, committee, some members were particularly concerned with the Common Core State Standards’ interpretation of “text complexity”; one MLA session, “Reading, Complexity, and the Common Core,” featured papers that were later published in PMLA. The Working Group was formed with the initial goal of helping teachers in both postsecondary education and the schools and sides to understand the Common Core State Standards, their implications, and the possibilities for positive interventions. Although circumstances have changed, committee members continue to be interested in rethinking the relation between the teaching of reading and writing in high school and first-year college English courses and in clarifying the criteria of “college level” reading and writing in conversation with secondary school teachers.