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Ask Your Senator to Cosponsor S. 2740, the LEARN Act

Senator Patty Murray (WA) has introduced the LEARN Act along with cosponsors Sherrod Brown (OH) and AL Franken (MN). This legislation--S. 2740, Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation--is a comprehensive, pre- K--grade 12 bill that features writing and reading and offers alignment from early childhood across all grade levels with support for state literacy plans and money to districts for their self-defined needs.


Declaring October 20, 2009, the National Day on Writing!

  • On October 8, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution declaring October 20 the National Day on Writing.  NCTE members sent more than 400 letters to their Senators asking them to support this resolution.

  • House Resolution 524 for a National Day on Writing has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV) and by its 27 cosponsors and is now being reviewed by the House Committee on Education and Labor for review. NCTE members sent nearly 1,000 letters to their Representatives asking them to support this resolution.


Mark your calendar now for the 2010 Advocacy Day:
Thursday, April 22, 2010



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