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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Thu Oct 29, 1998  2:53 am
Subject:  New Schools in 1999


October 28, 1998

Dear List Members -
I am in the process of writing several small grants, requesting funding for
the SignWriting Literacy Project in 1999. The SWLP provides donated
SignWriting materials to schools for the deaf, K-12. In return, the
participating teachers and administrators give us documented feedback,
which is published on the web and in an annual SignWriting Literacy Project
Report. Fall 1998 is the first semester of the project.

Even though the project is free for the schools, there is work involved,
because the teachers need to learn SignWriting and then teach this new
subject to their students. Plus the teachers are asked to fill-out forms
reporting the results. So it is a true collaboration between the schools
and our nonprofit organization.

We already have one new school system officially on a waiting list. Three
other new school systems have expressed curiosity and general interest. If
you know a school that would like to participate in 1999, please write to
me privately, and I will give you the details.

Meanwhile, the five groups participating right now are welcome to continue
in the project with more advanced materials, just as long as I receive
renewed funding.

Have a great evening -

Valerie :-)

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Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW

SignWriting

http://www.SignWriting.org

Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
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