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#blog4nwp – Recognize our writing needs

Dotty Feldman shares her letter to Congress as a #blog4nwp post on the Coöp. Dear Congressman Hinchey, It is said that history repeats itself. In this case I hope that is not true! Prior to 1874, Harvard University reported that more than half of its candidates failed the written entrance exam! When I read that … Continue reading

The United States of #blog4nwp

Here is a map showing the dozens of sites and cities from which you have contributed #blog4nwp posts. Don’t miss Alaska! Support for the National Writing Project is bipartisan; it comes from rural, suburban, and urban sites; it comes from students, parents, and educators; it comes from veteran and pre-service teachers; it comes from the … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – Writing preserves humanity

Ted Fabiano shares this letter to Congress with the Coöp on behalf of #blog4nwp. I do not remember the grade Julie Howerter earned on her Brave New World test. I do not remember how she fared on the ACT or SAT, or her school attendance record. What I do remember about Julie Howerter, a student … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – A win-win learning experience

This #blog4nwp guest post comes from Patsy Pipkin. I am a retired teacher and a University of Mississippi Writing Project TC. And I will forever sing its praises. Writing project teachers help their students and people in their community when they come to them for help with content, coherence, and unity in writing. Although I … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – This is one program that you should support!

Ray Palasz shares his #blog4nwp post with the Coöp. We certainly face tough economic times despite the fact that unemployment is starting to slowly fall and fewer people are collecting benefits. Our national government faces billions of dollars of debt that needs to be reconciled. Once such way to do this is to eliminate earmarks. … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – Invigorating and life-changing

Ann Hovey shares her letter to Congress with the Coöp as a#blog4nwp post. I am writing to urge Congress to restore funding to the National Writing Project, a program that has been funded since 1991. Please reconsider and do what is right for the children in this country. I have been teaching for ten years. … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – An invaluable partner

Christine McCartney contributes this letter to Congress and #blog4nwp post. I am writing as a teacher-consultant at the Hudson Valley Writing Project at the State University at New Paltz, where for three years I have participated in and facilitated professional development activities for teachers that have improved student performance and writing skills as well as … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – The camaraderie of writers

Lisa Koen shares her #blog4nwp post with the Coöp. National Writing Project was and is one of the best professional experiences that I have ever had. I am a kindergarten teacher and I was able to take subjects such as poetry and Shakespeare back to my classroom for my students to appreciate. The camaraderie of … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – Endless benefits

This #blog4nwp guest post comes from Amy Van Zanten. I am writing to implore you to restore funding to the National Writing Project, a program that has been funded since 1991. I have been part of the Hudson Valley Writing Project since 2009. It is an incredible program that consists of dedicated individuals. It is … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – Students, schools, and education working together

Pamela Ugor contributes this #blog4nwp post. I am writing in regards to the recent decision that was made to cut funding for the National Writing Project for this upcoming year. I am a graduate student at the State University at Suny New Paltz, New York, and I am currently studying to become a secondary level … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – I know of no other program that works so well

Sue Books contributes this #blog4nwp post I am writing to urge Congress to restore funding to the National Writing Project — an outstanding professional development program for teachers with a solid track record of improving writing instruction across the K-12 curriculum. The National Writing Project has been funded since 1991, but now, sadly, has been … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – What more could you want?

Yvonne Holland contributes this #blog4nwp guest post. The National Writing Project does exactly what we what from professional development for teachers. It engages, supports, challenges and facilitates deep inquiry into our own best practices. Afterward, teachers leave with tools to increase our effectiveness with students in the classroom. I have been public school teacher for … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – This project is invaluable

Pre-service teacher Larry Cambpell contributes this #blog4nwp post. Writing is so important for students’ learning, and this project, the National Writing Project (NWP), is invaluable in preparing teachers to develop lesson plans involving writing strategies for students. We want to compete globally – [we want to] get students writing. To get students writing teachers need … Continue reading

#blog4nwp Save NWP

Michelle Shaw contributes this post for the #blog4nwp campaign. I have been an elementary school teacher for 10 years and had the honor of participating in the Minnesota Writing Project a few years ago. Not only has it affected my personal life as a writer, but it has completely changed my outlook on being a … Continue reading

3 ways to help #blog4nwp

Here are three ways you can help influence our federal government to restore funding for the National Writing Project (NWP) before the next continuing resolution on budget expires on April 8th, 2011. Post on your elected officials’ Facebook pages. I’d like to thank Joel Malley for inspiring this suggestion. I posted this message on Representative … Continue reading

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