National Writing Project

A Thousand Blog Posts for NWP: A Letter to Washington, DC

Date: April 4, 2011

Summary: Teachers across the nation are blogging to support NWP in a campaign called "Blog for NWP." The goal is to reach 1,000 blog posts by April 8, 2011—and get NWP written into the federal budget as a result.

 

Blog for NWP map
"Blog for NWP" spans the nation.

From Hawaii to Maine, fingers are banging away on keyboards as a grassroots blogging campaign to support NWP has gone viral.

The immediate goal: 1,000 blog posts by April 8, 2011.

The larger goal: to get NWP written into the federal budget so that it can continue its vital work.

In March President Barack Obama signed a bill eliminating direct federal funding for the National Writing Project, so NWP teachers are fighting to get its funding reinstated the best way they know how: with writing.

The campaign goes by the moniker "#blog4nwp"—the hashtag that allows relevant posts to be easily grouped on search results and Twitter.

Chad Sansing, a teacher-consultant with the Central Virginia Writing Project, started the effort. "The #blog4nwp effort is a testament to the lasting power of the NWP as professional development and as a professional community. We are all writers. Moreover, we are all leaders," says Sansing. "Our #blog4nwp is proof positive that decentralized teacher leadership and expertise work to champion and, hopefully, preserve educational initiatives that foster authentic learning and real change in the lives of teachers and students alike."

Because Sansing is archiving the posts, he wants people to email him or @ or DM him on Twitter if he misses any.

Spreading the Word to Influencers

Most important to Sansing, however, is that the posts are read by the people who have influence. To maximize your efforts, he recommends the following:

Possible Blog Topics

If you haven't blogged before and wonder what to blog about, consider these possibilities:

  • Letters you've sent to your representatives in Congress
  • Visits you've made to your representatives in Congress
  • Stories of classroom practice: student work, professional collaboration, the teaching of writing
  • Stories of teacher leadership

For more, read info about the movement and tips about setting up a blog.

Excerpts from Blog for NWP

We've collected the following excerpts so that you can read the passion, wisdom, and fervent beliefs that teachers and others nationwide have shared in the past few weeks.

Bridging the gap between teacher training and what students need
"The National Writing Project bridges that gap between what was not in our teacher education classes and what our students demand from us as we prepare them for their worlds."
—Ellen Shelton

Writing as critical thinking
"By emphasizing analytical inquiry and current events over superfluous drills, the NWP teacher engages the student, challenging their long-harbored convictions, and making reading and rhetoric relevant to the student."
—Leslie Joblin

Writing as a job skill
"Inability to effectively communicate through writing is often cited as the top deficiency of college graduates entering the workforce. By giving our teachers the tools to be successful in writing instruction, we can greatly increase the odds that students will leave high school and college with the writing ability that so many employers are demanding."
—Jonathan Hardin

Keeping students at the center
"The role of the student is never more front and center than it is when NWP teachers are talking about the struggles and successes of a young writer."
—Kevin Hodgson

Scratch the surface of nearly every worthy reform effort in education, and you'll find NWP teacher-consultants.

Helping students become "living and breathing action words"
"I am a writer and a teacher. I am an encourager of stories. It is my job as educator to help my students become living and breathing action words. Writing is an act of creation and as humans we must: thirst, question, reflect, publish, narrate, connect, respond, revise, amplify, listen, invent, define, interact, ruminate, change...."
—Amy Laitinen

Writing—one of the hardest subjects to teach
"Writing is one of the hardest things to teach in school—to teach well, that is. NWP gets teachers writing, studying pedagogy, discussing, and planning with their peers."
—Richard Koch

Providing answers to new teachers
"Picture this: a teacher fairly new to the education world, charged with the daunting task of preparing fourth grade students for the state writing assessment. This teacher had very little writing training and preparation in her college education courses. She was overwhelmed, confused, and helpless. What did this teacher do? She turned to the University of Mississippi Writing Project for guidance, support, and what she needed the most: answers."
—Katie Naron

NWP breeds teacher-leaders
"Scratch the surface of nearly every worthy reform effort in education, and you'll find NWP teacher-consultants—initiating or collaborating, rolling up shirtsleeves to make good work happen."
—Laura Roop

The American spirit
"NWP embodies the American spirit. With our work we honor the hope, the continuance of the search, the words to share the observances, and the connectedness and the belief that it is moral to examine, converse, contemplate, suggest, share, and honor the integrity of American learners who continue to ask the hard questions while using their creativity to envision a world that will have nothing to do with disbelief."
—Carol Roger

This nation will lose the advantage it has if students can't read and write well.

The best ideas in education
"The NWP taught us strategies for modeling, discussing, and practicing the writing process with our students; it gave us ideas for ways to share amazing literature; it gave us the Writer's Notebook where students can play in all genres of writing; and it helped us learn to collaborate to create even greater work. Through WP workshops, retreats, and institutes, I continue to stay on top of the best ideas in education, and I am able to bring the best resources into my classroom."
—Julie Kay

NWP as a bargain investment
"So why, with all that good stuff going on in NWP, is the federal government suddenly flicking us off the budget like a piece of lint? NWP is, by today's standards, cheap . . . . We weave states' standards into everything we do. We keep abreast of changes in education law that might affect literacy instruction. We welcome teachers from ALL curriculum areas, as writing is universal and not limited to the English language arts. We create sub-networks of teachers from rural sites and urban sites to address literacy issues that are specific to those areas. We take responsibility for the task of educating our children, and sharing what works to that end with the politicians who need to hear it. There is no downside to the National Writing Project."
—Kim Sutherland

A nation losing its advantage
"This nation will lose the advantage it has if students . . . can't read and write well; the nation will soon lose its advantage if students can't develop their creativity and imagination; the nation will soon lose its advantage if students don't have teachers to guide them through."
—Lynn Chih-Ning Chang

The act of becoming
"I am like my students in this way also; I need something bigger than myself to believe in and to follow. I need to see that what I do makes a difference and isn't just done for the sake of doing. I crave the collaboration and friendship of kindred spirits and I need to be reminded that what I am today is NOT what I may yet become."
—Maria Mogal

Helping students read and write more
"My students read more, interact through social networks, use digital writing and technology naturally, and score better on tests because of the magic I bring from the National Writing Project."
—Michael Prier

Professionally effective and cost-effective
"Because of the intense data collection the NWP required of me to continue our site's funding, I had a very clear picture that the work we were doing was professionally effective and cost-effective."
—Melanie Burdick

The Writing Project teaches us how to listen to other people.

One summer of NWP equals years of teacher training
"I learned more about the practice of teaching and effective teaching methods in four weeks [at an NWP summer institute] than my two years of teacher training...I felt ready for my first classroom. I've never looked back and [ever since I've been] a strong advocate for the NWP."
—Larry Neuburger

Better student participation and attendance
"Since my experience with [the Writing Project], I [have achieved] complete participation in my creative writing classes . . . I have also seen a spike in the attendance rate in my classes, a difficult achievement in a low-achieving school district...I have created a classroom environment students want to be in."
—Laura Lennox Ifill

Learning how to listen
"The [Writing Project] teaches us how to listen to other people. When the room is filled with teachers from all different backgrounds and the subject is how to reach all students, we have to begin by listening to each other."
—Katie Kline

And the list goes on

"Because of my association with the NWP...I have:

  • valued the input of teachers of writing from all grade levels
  • taken on leadership roles in my school and community
  • listened better to opposing viewpoints
  • written more
  • asked my students to write more often
  • enjoyed reading my students' work more than ever before
  • borrowed umpteen wonderful teaching strategies
  • integrated the use of technology in my classroom
  • collaborated with teachers and schools from across my city
  • encouraged my colleagues to write, to publish, to present
  • incorporated a habit of inquiry into my teaching
  • been challenged to think about access, relevance, and diversity
  • studied the work of great teachers from across the country
  • laughed. A lot.
  • become a better learner and a better teacher"

—Annie Riggs

Read All of the Posts

As of May 12, 2011, the tally of recorded #blog4nwp blog posts had reached 433—short of the goal in number, but not in spirit. Peruse all 433 below.

#blog4nwp Posts

    1. Kate WillaredtSave the NWP
    2. Mary Tedrow – Mourning in America
    3. Joseph Kahne – Congress Decides Literacy is a Bridge to Nowhere
    4. Delaine ZodyDo you teach writing?
    5. Susan R. Adams – How a Teacher Becomes a Writer
    6. Leslie Morton – I started thinking numbers...
    7. Ellen SheltonWhy the National Writing Project Matters
    8. Jeromy Winter#blog4nwp
    9. Kristin H. TurnerThe Best Gift I Gave Myself – NWP
    10. Bryan Crandall – In Support of the National Writing Project
    11. Pam MoranI Write for Savannah
    12. Chad SansingA student voice in games-based learning
    13. Britton Gildersleeve#blog4nwp
    14. Paul OhWriting is Thinking
    15. Paul OhAn Idea
    16. Lisa @teachingfriendsWhy We Need to Save the National Writing Project
    17. Chad SansingTo President Obama
    18. Kathee GodfreeThe Value of the National Writing Project
    19. Kevin HodgsonMarch Book Madness: Because Digital Writing Matters
    20. Kevin HodgsonWhy the National Writing Project Matters
    21. Kevin HodgsonSlice of Life: Rally for the NWP
    22. Meenoo RamiSave NWP
    23. Sandra Shattuck – NWP – BEST deal ever!
    24. Amanda Cornwell – Uncertainty
    25. Meg PetersenSave the National Writing Project
    26. Stephanie West-PuckettBridging Equity: Every Story Has Two Sides
    27. Troy HicksOn Scholarship, Significance, and the NWP
    28. Red River Valley Writing ProjectBlogging to save NWP
    29. April EstepChad Sansing Made Me Do It
    30. Paula WhiteVoice Matters–Just Ask My Kindergarteners
    31. Kevin HodgsonA Found Poem
    32. Keri @OzarksWPWhat the National Project Means to Me
    33. Nancy DevineThe Importance of the National Writing Project
    34. Save the National Writing Project Facebook Cause
    35. Gail DeslerBlogging 4 NWP
    36. Ira SocolFunding What Works
    37. Ryan Swank – Two RSS feeds from the National Writing Project I count on daily.
    38. Rita Sorrentino – Save the NWP
    39. Julia Hewitt – Bearing witness
    40. Joel Malley – Standing Against the Tide with the NWP
    41. Danielle Helzer – Blogging for NWP
    42. Donalyn MillerRaising Our Voices in Support of the National Writing Project
    43. Stephanie Vanderslice – Support the NWP: A Very Special Blog Post
    44. Chris SloanDon't cut the good stuff, or My two cents (literally
    45. Uma Krishnaswami – Don't Write Off the National Writing Project
    46. Margaret Simon – Fifteen Years with the National Writing Project
    47. Janelle Quintans Bence – Because of NWP
    48. Karen Allmen – Why I Have This Blog
    49. Sally Martin – Restore National Writing Project Funding
    50. Marilyn J. Hollman – Then I Met the Writing Project
    51. Grant FaulknerWriting Project Teachers as Writers and Bloggers
    52. Rafi SantoGetting Clear on Priorities: Save the National Writing Project
    53. Christina CantrillLearning in Community
    54. Gail DeslerWhy the National Writing Project Matters – Some stolen thoughts and words
    55. Peter PappasThe National Writing Project Needs More Than Praise, It Needs Funding
    56. Bonnie KaplanBlog4NWP: Save the Writing Project
    57. Lynn JacobsThe National Writing Project, My Students and Me
    58. Shane WilsonIf the Pen Is Mightier...
    59. Bill Tucker – The Mustard Tree
    60. Paul W. Hankins#blog4NWP: NWP SI: The Best "How I Spent My Summer" Theme You'll Ever Write
    61. Carol Williams-RevelleWhy we should save the National Writing Project
    62. Julia Hewitt – Beyond Crusher
    63. Julia Hewitt – Celebrating Summer Institute
    64. Michele Simonetty – That's What Writers Do!
    65. Karen Keltz – blog 4NWP
    66. Joseph McCaleb – On the Redemption of Rhetoric
    67. Jeremy Hyler – NWP – I Am A Writer!
    68. Shannon Falkner – Preserving National Writing Project
    69. Jennifer DiAngeles – Writing for Real – March, 20th
    70. Upper Peninsula Writing Project – The National Writing Project...it is life changing!
    71. Gavin TachibanaTo the Teachers, Thoughts from an NWP Staffer
    72. Lisa Madden – Keep Paying It Forward
    73. Mr. KabodianThe world does not make sense anymore
    74. Amy Laitinen and Jennifer Kobylinski – PLEASE SAVE THE NWP: A Student's Perspective (Amy)
    75. Bud HuntThere's No One Coming. That's Okay. A #blog4nwp
    76. Kimberly CrandallThe Importance of Funding The National Writing Project
    77. Jack ZangerleWhy the Common Core Needs the National Writing Project
    78. Lynette H HarrisA Rural Perspective
    79. Andrea ZellnerSometimes words are enough: #blog4NWP
    80. Fred Mindlin#blog4nwp "...write about something that matters"
    81. Andrea ZellnerThe #blog4nwp VoiceThread
    82. Kara GraciI Am More Than A Statistic
    83. Judy Jester – Save the National Writing Poject
    84. Michael ThorntonLost and Unengaged
    85. Jan SabinNWP = Magical Kingdom
    86. Kay McGriffTeachers Write the Way
    87. Erin WilkeyTeacher Writers Reflect Deeply, #blog4nwp
    88. M.E. Steele-PierceOWP-NWP At Risk
    89. Chad Sansing#blog4nwp Reflections
    90. Aaron Thiell- On the NWP
    91. Shullamuth SmithNational Sanity Project
    92. Sheri Edwards#blog4nwp
    93. Zac ChaseThings I Know 78 of 365: I Blog4NWP
    94. Caroline – Why We Need the National Writing Project
    95. Jane Carlile BakerNational Writing Project
    96. Sara Beauchamp-HicksAdvocating for the NWP: A Mother's Perspective
    97. Sara AllenWhy I Value the National Writing Project
    98. Aaron ThiellOn the NWP
    99. Mardys Leeper – Penny Wise and Pound Foolish
    100. Mary Meyer – Blog 4 NWP
    101. Chris LehmannSave the National Writing Project
    102. Cody WalkerNational Writing Project
    103. Karen ChichesterA Day Late, but....A Old Dog Can Learn New Tricks
    104. Ann EtchisonWriting Everyday
    105. Tanya BakerStewardship
    106. Aaron ThiellKeep Your Heart in Yourself
    107. Alicia McCauleyGiving Voice
    108. Michael Thompson – NWP Empowers All of Us
    109. Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez – Social Justice and the National Writing Project
    110. Bud HuntAn Open Letter to Congressman Cory Gardner – Restore Funding for the National Writing Project
    111. Steve J. MooreSomething That Works
    112. Barbara HasselbachEven finance people can be convinced to write
    113. Angela StockmanMissed Opportunities: The National Writing Project
    114. Lacy ManshipThe Kind of People Here
    115. Juli Peterson#blog4nwp: Grammar Bootcamp Changed My Life
    116. H.K. Hummel – A New Engangered Species: Our Teacher Communities
    117. Kevin HodgsonThe Half-Full NWP/WMWP Glass: We Still Have Us
    118. Chad Sansing3 ways to help #blog4nwp
    119. Chad Sansing15 #blog4nwp easy-tweets
    120. Kevin HodgsonDear Sen. Brown/Sen. Kerry: Support NWP
    121. Joel MalleyCall to Action: #blog4NWP
    122. Bonnie KaplanBlog4NWP: 19/31 SOLC
    123. Andrea Zellner#blog4NWP, twitter, and speaking up
    124. April Estep#Blog4NWP And Being Bossy
    125. Drew Henry – To Whom It May Concern
    126. Cindy Urbanski#blog4nwp: The force of the NWP
    127. Cindy UrbanskiWhat Writing Project Teachers Do
    128. Karen Greco – I attribute my success to the National Writing Project
    129. Elizabeth Schurman – Why We Should Fund the National Writing Project
    130. Peter KittleCommunity, Professional Development, and the NWP #blog4nwp
    131. Joseph McCalebNWP: Time of Transition
    132. Thomas Perry – Writing is ESSENTIAL in all communication
    133. Maria AngalaI will see it through...
    134. Joe Bellacero – Those Who Can...Teach
    135. Michelle SchnedenSave the National Writing Project!
    136. Rich Argys – The Best There Is
    137. Melanie Burdick – NWP – Teaching Writing for Work and Soul
    138. Gail DeslerThe NWP Does Not Offer a Finder's Fee
    139. Michael PrierNWP is Good Eats
    140. Bud HuntI'd Look at the Congressional Fridge. Wouldn't You?
    141. Maria – Blogging for NWP
    142. Lynn Chih-Ning Chang – Congress needs to reconsider its decision
    143. Kim SutherlandEducation Disaster Marinade
    144. Michelle Shaw – #blog4nwp Save NWP
    145. Julie Kay – Thoughts on the NWP
    146. Larry Campbell – #blog4nwp – This project is invaluable
    147. Carol Roger – NWP embodies the American spirit
    148. Anita Rose Merando – The Authors
    149. Laura Schiller – I, for one, am ready to march
    150. Sara Burnett – The NWP invigorates practice
    151. Jonathan Hardin – NWP is a capital investment
    152. Leslie Joblin – We need Critical Thinkers. We need informed and inquiring citizens. We need the National Writing Project.
    153. Art Peterson – The National Writing Project is a Revolution
    154. Richard Koch – #blog4nwp: The Crucial Work of NWP
    155. Laura Roop – #blog4nwp: Over Half of My Life with NWP
    156. Leslie Morton – Why NWP maters? Because it allowed me to meet Billy Collins!
    157. Leslie Morton – Dr. Livingstone I Presume? Thanks for the writing help!
    158. Katie Naron – A Story of Transformation
    159. Sandra Hamilton – NWP – A Professional Home
    160. Michelle Rogge Ganon – How can we possibly do without the National Writing Project?
    161. Joanne Wisniewski – Our words define us
    162. Beth Ann Rothermel – A stronger teacher of teachers
    163. Yvonne Holland – What more could you want?
    164. Paul Ohinvitations, exultations and grandmothers
    165. Anthony PennayA Modest Proposal
    166. Bud HuntA #blog4nwp in Which I Ask for Your Assistance. Urgently.
    167. Chad SansingThree #blog4nwp questions for the next two weeks
    168. Kristin Korneliussen – In Support of the National Writing Project
    169. Kim Ellis – I would be heartbroken to lose the writing project
    170. Pamela Ugor – #blog4nwp – Students, schools, and education working together
    171. Sue Books – #blog4nwp – I know of no other program that works so well
    172. Nicole GaudenMy Voice
    173. Heather Hollands, Word ... to the Mic
    174. Amy Laitinen, Digital Is...Teaching Our Writing to Breathe
    175. Paul Oh, Hope
    176. Leigh Graves Wolf#blog4nwp
    177. Amy Laitinen, The Hand As Map: NWP & the Holocaust Educators Network
    178. Larry Neuberger, The National Writing Project – 1600 E. Memory Lane
    179. Laura Lennox Ifill – The National Writing Project makes better teachers
    180. Katie Kline, Collaborating, Writing and Listening in the GKCWP
    181. Anne Herrington, "As a citizen, it's beyond me ..."
    182. Mike Cassidy – Digital literacy mortally wounded in budget battle
    183. Amy Van Zanten – #blog4nwp – Endless benefits
    184. Lucille Burt – Dear Senator Kerry
    185. Linda Bieber – Thank you, NWP
    186. Mike Rush – A Word While I Wait
    187. Bill Stewart – NWP
    188. Annie Riggs – What I can add
    189. Rochelle Ramay – Imagine the Silence #blog4nwp
    190. Heather HollandsMarch Madness: We Need A Win in Education with the NWP
    191. Kathleen Gorney – NWP opens doors
    192. Lisa Koen – #blog4nwp – The camaraderie of writers
    193. Rebecca Burdett – Don't let the National Writing Project be a casualty
    194. Christine McCartney – #blog4nwp – An invaluable partner
    195. Jessica BeckConnecting with NWP
    196. Amanda Cornwell – SOLSC ~ 2011 ~ 29/31
    197. Meredith StewartAn Unlikely Advocate
    198. Floris Wilma Ortiz-Marrero – A unique professional development organization
    199. Ann Hovey – #blog4nwp – Invigorating and life-changing
    200. Julie Jee – NWP keeps my love of teaching alive and well
    201. Bud Hunt Yeah. It's like that.
    202. Lisa Weight – #blog4nwp – Tremendous impact
    203. Laura Tracy BaisdenBlog 4 NWP Support
    204. Charles Moran – The National Writing Project is a national treasure.
    205. Shannon BolingDC Bound
    206. Larry NeuburgerThe National Writing Project – 1600 E. Memory Lane
    207. Jason Courtmanche – Leaner and Meaner
    208. Tim Buchanan – The NWP is a great hope for human growth
    209. Kathy Moran – The One and Only Writing Project
    210. Teachers Teaching Teachers – Why we love the National Writing Project and why federal funding is important
    211. Bud HuntEveryone's a writer. NWP taught me that.
    212. Chad SansingPoppycock
    213. Ray Palasz – #blog4nwp – This is one program that you should support
    214. Northern California Writing ProjectSave the National Writing Project! #blog4nwp
    215. Ruth FerrisWriting Matters
    216. Teresa Bunner - Letter to the President
    217. Kevin Hodgson - The Writer In Me: Slice of Life, NWP, and More
    218. Shirley Brown - Save the NWP
    219. Lizbeth Bryant – Pushing for NWP
    220. Patsy Pipkin – #blog4nwp – A win-win learning experience
    221. Katie KlineNWP Job Losses Impact Local Work
    222. Ted Fabiano – #blog4nwp – Writing preserves humanity
    223. Kelly Muprhy – The Importance of the National Writing Project
    224. Joel MalleyLearning is not a race
    225. Patricia Roberson – What NWP Means to Me and My Students
    226. BLOG4NWP Posterous contributor – NWP Connected Me to Passionate Writers and Life Long Friends
    227. Cindy Rush – The positives of NWP and how it has impacted me, a non-teacher
    228. Chad Sansing#blog4nwp by Friday, April 8th, 2011
    229. Vicki Holmsten – NWP in the 4 Corners
    230. Britton Gildersleeve – `We will be salt in the body politic'
    231. Kevin HodgsonAt the 4Cs: Our NWP Connections
    232. Pat Mumford – Dear Oprah
    233. Chad SansingThe United States of #blog4nwp
    234. Scot Squires – #blog4nwp – NWP High
    235. Nicolas Gutkowski – I Want To Be Heard (blog4nwp)
    236. Bruce Penniman – A Letter to President Obama
    237. Joe BellaceroAre you listening, Mr. Duncan, Sir?
    238. Gretchen Draper – The End of the Summer Institute
    239. Gretchen Draper – Passion
    240. Gretchen Draper – Storm Clouds over Washington
    241. Laura Beachy – Digesting the Field Trip
    242. Sean Robertson – Why the National Writing Project Matters
    243. Monique Poldberg – Setting the Stage
    244. Sally Crisp – Dear President Obama
    245. Nick Chanese – Personal Business: The National Writing Project
    246. Denise Hinson – A Blog for the National Writing Project
    247. Ruth Lizotte – Fight for NWP
    248. Donna Montenegro – Letter to NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen
    249. Nancy Reece – The importance of writing and learning
    250. Marcie Wolfe – My story is the National Writing Project story
    251. Liz Tascio – Standing on Stage with a Poem in My Hand
    252. Alisa Wood – Writing IS the Student
    253. David S. White – Writing Plays a Vital Role in Life
    254. Steve J. MooreEverything Must Go!
    255. Nick Jenkins – Writing Instruction Gives Students a Leg Up
    256. Ann Shelton – From a Retired Librarian
    257. Lauren Wright – Writing as Essential in Every Aspect of Life
    258. Mallory Davidson – NWP is a Valuable Tool for our Nation's Educators
    259. Leslie S. Cook – I attribute my success to the National Writing Project.
    260. Grant FaulknerTo Write or Not to Write. To Be or Not to Be.
    261. Jenny Moore – #blog4nwp: Writing for our Students, Ourselves
    262. Margaret Fiore – Committed to lifelong learning
    263. Ed Osterman – On Being Transformed
    264. Julie Johnson – Opening Doors Through National Writing Project
    265. Karen LaBonteIt's the WRITING, Stupid
    266. Crystal BeachBecause Writing Matters...
    267. Corey HarbaughA Dozen Years of Teacher Leadership
    268. Debi Freeman – Why the Writing Project Matters
    269. Rebekah Crider – It Should Concern All of Us
    270. Trace Martin – Writing Makes Students Competitive
    271. Hilary Adamec – Cutting NWP Funding Is a Terrible Disservice
    272. Robert Shelton – A Father's Support for NWP
    273. Constance Krueger – Teachers, take hold of your profession.
    274. From the Wabanaki Writing Project – NWP – Nurturer of America's Soul
    275. Rose Coon – Fight for the NWP
    276. Fran Simone – Fight for the NWP
    277. Sandy – National Writing Project
    278. Lee G. Lehto – MWP
    279. Britton GildersleeveWe Do Not Sacrifice Children
    280. Jilleyn WalkerSupport for National Writing Project
    281. Sharon Martin – Squabbling Over Crumbs
    282. Jeff Grinvalds – Save the National Writing Project
    283. Paul Sanchez – Aporia
    284. Jillian Ross – What I Have Learned From A National Model of Praxis: The Core Values of NWP
    285. Susan Al-Jarrah - Fight for the NWP
    286. Penny Bowles – Don't Write Off the National Writing Project
    287. Penny Bowles – Save NWP!
    288. Jamie Hughes – It's the Write Thing to Do
    289. Kristy Singletary – The Capacity to Transform Education
    290. Benjamin GormanSave the NWP!
    291. Gail PoulinNWP – Write On!
    292. Dave Pulling – The National Writing Project Reviewers Creed
    293. Sue Morrell – Cutting Worthy Programs: A Few Words in Favor of the National Writing Project
    294. Lindsay Ellis – Hear us, Washington
    295. Greg Moffitt – Writing for Superman
    296. Stephanie Runion – Don't close the door on NWP
    297. Sarah Rizzo – NWP Works!
    298. Blog4NWP PosterousSupport for the Maine Writing Project
    299. Blog4NWP PosterousFunding for National Writing Project
    300. Beth Campbell – My Experiences with the NWP
    301. Courtney Cline – NWP – I was not, but now I am.
    302. Erica Lynn – NWP
    303. Laura Thompson – One of a Thousand
    304. Pell Culler – Save National Writing Project
    305. SaraBeth Bass – Fertile Ground
    306. Shannon Sloan – NWPM
    307. Toby Pirolla – NWP and What It Means to Me
    308. Beth Campbell – Funding Should Be Increased for NWP
    309. Kathleen Yeager – Restore Funding to the NWP
    310. Colleen Martin – Teacher Consultant Colleen Martin Blogs for NWP
    311. Joe Bellino – Fully Fund the National Writing Project
    312. Paul Epstein – A Cut that Hurts
    313. Scott FloydNational Writing Project Grows Lifelong Learners
    314. Amanda Gulla – The National Writing Project: Building Skills, Confidence, and a Sense of Joy
    315. Frank Dehoney – Loss of Funding – Loss of Professional Development
    316. Blog4NWP PosterousNWP Blog Post
    317. Debbie Dehoney – Passion for Teaching
    318. Lisa Correnti – The National Writing Project: A True Blue Chip
    319. Blog4NWP PosterousNYCWP: A Place to Call Home
    320. Rhonda Urquidi – Boise State Writing Project Changes Lives
    321. Azalie Hightower – Fight to Keep NWP's Funding
    322. Blog4NWP PosterousWhat NWP Did for Me
    323. Elaine Avidon – It's All Very Personal & It Isn't!
    324. Sarah Harrington – Power Unleashed
    325. Meredith DeCosta-Smith – The National Writing Project: Transforming Teachers, Transforming Lives
    326. Susan Hendricks – Kids Are Writers
    327. Carolyn Newell – Fight For NWP
    328. Nancy Mintz – The Impact of NWP's National Programs
    329. Christina Puntell – Collaborations strengthen connections to school, each other
    330. Blog4NWP PosterousA Writing Project Story
    331. Kellie Hannum – NWP is too important to lose
    332. Melanie Hammer – Love letter to NWP
    333. Sondra Perl – My Origins in the National Writing Project – A Personal Reflection
    334. Felicia George – Why We Need to Support the NWP
    335. Leyanna Savaan – A Student Writes about her NWP-Trained Teacher
    336. Chad Sansing -Why I'm Part of the Blog4NWP Campaign
    337. Joanne Lannin – Why we need the National Writing Project
    338. Kate Walton – NWP is Priceless
    339. Blog4NWP PosterousFire and Ice
    340. Peter Shaheen – A Case for the NWP
    341. Stephanie Vanderslice – Why I am a Writing Project Site Director
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