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Register for the 2016 VATE Conference!

Register for the 2016 VATE Conference!

2016 VATE Conference October 21-23 Crowne Plaza Hotel on the Marina Program Proposals Now Being Accepted Hotel Information Available Learn more and Register! … Read entire article »

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Submit Your Proposal for the VATE Conference!

Submit Your Proposal for the VATE Conference!

It’s not too LATE, you can still submit to VATE! We are still collecting proposals for the 2016 Fall Conference. Submissions are due August 15th, 2016; you will be notified by August 31st of your proposal acceptance. Submit your proposal here! … Read entire article »

VATE Summer Socials!

VATE Summer Socials!

June 23: VATE Social (informal meet and greet) at Hardywood Brewery in RVA, 6:00 pm. This brewery has about 10-15 food trucks each Thursday night in the summer. It’s family friendly and a nice place to socialize. Wear your VATE t-shirts! President Kelly and Secondary Member-at-Large Dan Trump will be your hosts. July 9: VATE Social (informal meet and greet) at Pro Re Nata Brewery on … Read entire article »

ATEG Conference 2016

ATEG Conference 2016

The Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar, an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English, invites you to attend its 27th annual conference, to be held in Zehmer Hall at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Walt Whitman, in “Song of Myself,” boldly states “I contain multitudes;” this year, ATEG makes a similar assertion: our 27th conference … Read entire article »

Official Position on House Bill 516

The Virginia Association of Teachers of English (VATE), the state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English, respectfully disagrees with the House of Delegates’ vote on House Bill 516 regarding Policy on Sexually Explicit Instructional Material.  We strongly object to the language requiring that schools “notify the parent of any student whose teacher reasonably expects to provide instructional material that includes sexually explicit content.” VATE values the communication between teachers and parents about the content used to satisfy course objectives. The organization also recognizes the professional knowledge of teachers and relies on them to make sound judgments about the literary merit of the texts selected for a course.  Conversations arising from questions about a … Read entire article »