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 Member Responsibilities
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 April 2010 SLATE Update reminds us that legislators and their staffs want to hear from educators and that a perfect time to do that is on Literacy Education Advocacy Day or during Literacy Education Advocacy Month!
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