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, The Texas Civil Rights Project as been named the winner of the 2011 NCTE/SLATE National Intellectual Freedom Award for their report "Banned Books in the Texas Prison System," which reveals the arbitrary and unconstitutional banning of over 11,000 books from Texas prisons--books such as classics, books about prison conditions, and other popular pieces that do not legitimately threaten prison suecurity as allowed in the Texas constitution. 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 December 2011 SLATE Update outlines NCTE's recent advocacy work and announces the National Center for Literacy Education.
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