SLATE is NCTE's grassroots advocacy network that
- seeks to influence public attitudes and policy decisions affecting the teaching of English language arts at local, state, and national levels;
- seeks to implement and publicize the policies adopted by NCTE; and
- serves as NCTE's intellectual freedom network.
All NCTE members receive bimonthly issues of SLATE Update by email and are eligible to submit nominations for the intellectual freedom awards.
SLATE Steering Committee Members
SLATE Steering Committee Member Responsibilities
David Protess, director of the Medill Innocence Project and professor of Journalism at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, has been named winner of the 2010 NCTE/SLATE National Intellectual Freedom Award. Read more.
NCTE/SLATE Intellectual Freedom Award – National
Established in 1997, this award is given by a joint subcommittee of the SLATE (Support for the Learning and Teaching of English) Steering Committee and the NCTE Standing Committee Against Censorship to individuals, groups, or institutions that merit recognition for advancing the cause of intellectual freedom. Deadline May 1
NCTE/SLATE Intellectual Freedom Award – State, Regional, Provincial Affiliates
Established in 1997, this award is given by state, regional, and provincial affiliates, who choose to participate, to honor individuals, groups, or institutions that merit recognition for advancing the cause of intellectual freedom; established by NCTE and SLATE—Support for the Learning and Teaching of English. Deadline May 1
The September 2010 SLATE Update recaps how NCTE members' voices are being heard -- hundreds of letters and visits on Literacy Education Advocacy Day or during Literacy Education Advocacy Month, a statewide Advocacy Day in Florida, and members taking part in advocacy efforts through local visits to legislators and by sending letters to their Members of Congress.
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