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Literacy Explosion is now VIRTUAL!

Literacy Explosion is now VIRTUAL!

Due to potential inclement weather on Saturday, March 11, in the Fredericksburg area and other regions in our state, VATE has decided to hold the 2017 Literacy Explosion as a virtual contest. Learn more and submit your entry! … Read entire article »

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HB516 is Resurrected: WE NEED YOU!

You read that correctly; we need YOU to help fight against the censorship that could happen in our classrooms. Read the VATE position and action statement. Furthermore, Past President Sarah Crain speaks on behalf of VATE in an article in the Washington Post. See the article, reprinted by this Norfolk newspaper, here. We need to mobilize, and contact our senators. We need parents specifically to attend a board meeting on January 26 and speak out against the proposal. We need to explain how books should be valued for the full content, and not reduced to one mere scene or word. Read the position statement and get involved! WE NEED YOU! VATE Action Statement … Read entire article »

Remembering Jan Suppa-Friedman

Remembering Jan Suppa-Friedman

The Virginia Association of Teachers of English mourns the loss of former VATE president and NCTE liaison, Jan Suppa-Friedman, who died on November 26th.  Jan was a long time member of the executive board, serving in several positions in a span of over twenty years. Jan was a high school teacher and department chair in the Prince William school division … Read entire article »

Mark your calendars for the 2017 VATE Conference!

Mark your calendars for the 2017 VATE Conference!

2017 VATE Conference #LoveLearnVATE: Empowering Teachers, Empowering Students 2017 Annual Conference October 20th-22nd in Fredericksburg, VA Learn more and book your room! … Read entire article »

2016 State of the State

 See the presentation here! … Read entire article »