MINNEAPOLIS & URBANA, Ill., Oct 26, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The National Council of Teachers of English, an
organization focused on improving literacy and the use of the English
language in the United States, has partnered with U.S. Bank to
introduce the National Council of Teachers of English Visa(R) Platinum
Card. The card generates support for the organization each time a new
card is activated and repeatedly thereafter each time the card is
"A percentage of every purchase made on the NCTE Visa card will
help promote our mission at no extra cost to the cardholder. Just by
using this card, those who support our organization and its mission
will help to advance the teaching, research, and student achievement
in English language arts at all scholastic levels," said Kara Scanlon
McKinn, director of membership development at NCTE.
The card depicts a modern take on the classic spiral notebook.
Cardholders may choose the standard Visa Platinum Card, or one of two
rewards programs, the Cash Rewards Visa Platinum Card or Select
Rewards Visa Platinum Card.
"We're delighted to be a part of an organization that supports
such an important and essential quality in our lives and our society -
literacy," said Tanya Turner, senior vice president of affinity
products at U.S. Bank. "We look forward to the valuable programs and
opportunities that will come as a result of this new relationship."
To learn more about the new National Council of Teachers of
English card or to receive an application call 800-853-5576, ext.
The National Council of Teachers of English promotes the
development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and
public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through
the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences
of language. To learn more visit www.ncte.org.
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provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance,
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SOURCE: U.S. Bancorp
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
Kara Scanlon McKinn, 800-369-6283, ext. 3658