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" 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."
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:
- Share #blog4nwp posts with your local media and members of Congress.
- Share on Twitter with @EdPressSec, @Ed_OutReach, @whitehouse, and @BarackObama.
- Ask educational influencers on Twitter—such as @AndrewBeatty, @jcohenap, @MintzAP, @TB101163, @JWilliamsAP, @valeriestrauss, @dianeravitch, @educationweek, @ascd, and @aasahq—to cover #blog4nwp.
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."
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."
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."
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."
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...."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
"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"
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.
- Kate Willaredt – Save the NWP
- Mary Tedrow – Mourning in America
- Joseph Kahne – Congress Decides Literacy is a Bridge to Nowhere
- Delaine Zody – Do you teach writing?
- Susan R. Adams – How a Teacher Becomes a Writer
- Leslie Morton – I started thinking numbers...
- Ellen Shelton – Why the National Writing Project Matters
- Jeromy Winter – #blog4nwp
- Kristin H. Turner – The Best Gift I Gave Myself – NWP
- Bryan Crandall – In Support of the National Writing Project
- Pam Moran – I Write for Savannah
- Chad Sansing – A student voice in games-based learning
- Britton Gildersleeve – #blog4nwp
- Paul Oh – Writing is Thinking
- Paul Oh – An Idea
- Lisa @teachingfriends – Why We Need to Save the National Writing Project
- Chad Sansing – To President Obama
- Kathee Godfree – The Value of the National Writing Project
- Kevin Hodgson – March Book Madness: Because Digital Writing Matters
- Kevin Hodgson – Why the National Writing Project Matters
- Kevin Hodgson – Slice of Life: Rally for the NWP
- Meenoo Rami – Save NWP
- Sandra Shattuck – NWP – BEST deal ever!
- Amanda Cornwell – Uncertainty
- Meg Petersen – Save the National Writing Project
- Stephanie West-Puckett – Bridging Equity: Every Story Has Two Sides
- Troy Hicks – On Scholarship, Significance, and the NWP
- Red River Valley Writing Project – Blogging to save NWP
- April Estep – Chad Sansing Made Me Do It
- Paula White – Voice Matters–Just Ask My Kindergarteners
- Kevin Hodgson – A Found Poem
- Keri @OzarksWP – What the National Project Means to Me
- Nancy Devine – The Importance of the National Writing Project
- Save the National Writing Project Facebook Cause
- Gail Desler – Blogging 4 NWP
- Ira Socol – Funding What Works
- Ryan Swank – Two RSS feeds from the National Writing Project I count on daily.
- Rita Sorrentino – Save the NWP
- Julia Hewitt – Bearing witness
- Joel Malley – Standing Against the Tide with the NWP
- Danielle Helzer – Blogging for NWP
- Donalyn Miller – Raising Our Voices in Support of the National Writing Project
- Stephanie Vanderslice – Support the NWP: A Very Special Blog Post
- Chris Sloan – Don't cut the good stuff, or My two cents (literally
- Uma Krishnaswami – Don't Write Off the National Writing Project
- Margaret Simon – Fifteen Years with the National Writing Project
- Janelle Quintans Bence – Because of NWP
- Karen Allmen – Why I Have This Blog
- Sally Martin – Restore National Writing Project Funding
- Marilyn J. Hollman – Then I Met the Writing Project
- Grant Faulkner – Writing Project Teachers as Writers and Bloggers
- Rafi Santo – Getting Clear on Priorities: Save the National Writing Project
- Christina Cantrill – Learning in Community
- Gail Desler – Why the National Writing Project Matters – Some stolen thoughts and words
- Peter Pappas – The National Writing Project Needs More Than Praise, It Needs Funding
- Bonnie Kaplan – Blog4NWP: Save the Writing Project
- Lynn Jacobs – The National Writing Project, My Students and Me
- Shane Wilson – If the Pen Is Mightier...
- Bill Tucker – The Mustard Tree
- Paul W. Hankins – #blog4NWP: NWP SI: The Best "How I Spent My Summer" Theme You'll Ever Write
- Carol Williams-Revelle – Why we should save the National Writing Project
- Julia Hewitt – Beyond Crusher
- Julia Hewitt – Celebrating Summer Institute
- Michele Simonetty – That's What Writers Do!
- Karen Keltz – blog 4NWP
- Joseph McCaleb – On the Redemption of Rhetoric
- Jeremy Hyler – NWP – I Am A Writer!
- Shannon Falkner – Preserving National Writing Project
- Jennifer DiAngeles – Writing for Real – March, 20th
- Upper Peninsula Writing Project – The National Writing Project...it is life changing!
- Gavin Tachibana – To the Teachers, Thoughts from an NWP Staffer
- Lisa Madden – Keep Paying It Forward
- Mr. Kabodian – The world does not make sense anymore
- Amy Laitinen and Jennifer Kobylinski – PLEASE SAVE THE NWP: A Student's Perspective (Amy)
- Bud Hunt – There's No One Coming. That's Okay. A #blog4nwp
- Kimberly Crandall – The Importance of Funding The National Writing Project
- Jack Zangerle – Why the Common Core Needs the National Writing Project
- Lynette H Harris – A Rural Perspective
- Andrea Zellner – Sometimes words are enough: #blog4NWP
- Fred Mindlin – #blog4nwp "...write about something that matters"
- Andrea Zellner – The #blog4nwp VoiceThread
- Kara Graci – I Am More Than A Statistic
- Judy Jester – Save the National Writing Poject
- Michael Thornton – Lost and Unengaged
- Jan Sabin – NWP = Magical Kingdom
- Kay McGriff – Teachers Write the Way
- Erin Wilkey – Teacher Writers Reflect Deeply, #blog4nwp
- M.E. Steele-Pierce – OWP-NWP At Risk
- Chad Sansing – #blog4nwp Reflections
- Aaron Thiell- On the NWP
- Shullamuth Smith – National Sanity Project
- Sheri Edwards – #blog4nwp
- Zac Chase – Things I Know 78 of 365: I Blog4NWP
- Caroline – Why We Need the National Writing Project
- Jane Carlile Baker – National Writing Project
- Sara Beauchamp-Hicks – Advocating for the NWP: A Mother's Perspective
- Sara Allen – Why I Value the National Writing Project
- Aaron Thiell – On the NWP
- Mardys Leeper – Penny Wise and Pound Foolish
- Mary Meyer – Blog 4 NWP
- Chris Lehmann – Save the National Writing Project
- Cody Walker – National Writing Project
- Karen Chichester – A Day Late, but....A Old Dog Can Learn New Tricks
- Ann Etchison – Writing Everyday
- Tanya Baker – Stewardship
- Aaron Thiell – Keep Your Heart in Yourself
- Alicia McCauley – Giving Voice
- Michael Thompson – NWP Empowers All of Us
- Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez – Social Justice and the National Writing Project
- Bud Hunt – An Open Letter to Congressman Cory Gardner – Restore Funding for the National Writing Project
- Steve J. Moore – Something That Works
- Barbara Hasselbach – Even finance people can be convinced to write
- Angela Stockman – Missed Opportunities: The National Writing Project
- Lacy Manship – The Kind of People Here
- Juli Peterson – #blog4nwp: Grammar Bootcamp Changed My Life
- H.K. Hummel – A New Engangered Species: Our Teacher Communities
- Kevin Hodgson – The Half-Full NWP/WMWP Glass: We Still Have Us
- Chad Sansing – 3 ways to help #blog4nwp
- Chad Sansing – 15 #blog4nwp easy-tweets
- Kevin Hodgson – Dear Sen. Brown/Sen. Kerry: Support NWP
- Joel Malley – Call to Action: #blog4NWP
- Bonnie Kaplan – Blog4NWP: 19/31 SOLC
- Andrea Zellner – #blog4NWP, twitter, and speaking up
- April Estep – #Blog4NWP And Being Bossy
- Drew Henry – To Whom It May Concern
- Cindy Urbanski – #blog4nwp: The force of the NWP
- Cindy Urbanski – What Writing Project Teachers Do
- Karen Greco – I attribute my success to the National Writing Project
- Elizabeth Schurman – Why We Should Fund the National Writing Project
- Peter Kittle – Community, Professional Development, and the NWP #blog4nwp
- Joseph McCaleb – NWP: Time of Transition
- Thomas Perry – Writing is ESSENTIAL in all communication
- Maria Angala – I will see it through...
- Joe Bellacero – Those Who Can...Teach
- Michelle Schneden – Save the National Writing Project!
- Rich Argys – The Best There Is
- Melanie Burdick – NWP – Teaching Writing for Work and Soul
- Gail Desler – The NWP Does Not Offer a Finder's Fee
- Michael Prier – NWP is Good Eats
- Bud Hunt – I'd Look at the Congressional Fridge. Wouldn't You?
- Maria – Blogging for NWP
- Lynn Chih-Ning Chang – Congress needs to reconsider its decision
- Kim Sutherland – Education Disaster Marinade
- Michelle Shaw – #blog4nwp Save NWP
- Julie Kay – Thoughts on the NWP
- Larry Campbell – #blog4nwp – This project is invaluable
- Carol Roger – NWP embodies the American spirit
- Anita Rose Merando – The Authors
- Laura Schiller – I, for one, am ready to march
- Sara Burnett – The NWP invigorates practice
- Jonathan Hardin – NWP is a capital investment
- Leslie Joblin – We need Critical Thinkers. We need informed and inquiring citizens. We need the National Writing Project.
- Art Peterson – The National Writing Project is a Revolution
- Richard Koch – #blog4nwp: The Crucial Work of NWP
- Laura Roop – #blog4nwp: Over Half of My Life with NWP
- Leslie Morton – Why NWP maters? Because it allowed me to meet Billy Collins!
- Leslie Morton – Dr. Livingstone I Presume? Thanks for the writing help!
- Katie Naron – A Story of Transformation
- Sandra Hamilton – NWP – A Professional Home
- Michelle Rogge Ganon – How can we possibly do without the National Writing Project?
- Joanne Wisniewski – Our words define us
- Beth Ann Rothermel – A stronger teacher of teachers
- Yvonne Holland – What more could you want?
- Paul Oh – invitations, exultations and grandmothers
- Anthony Pennay – A Modest Proposal
- Bud Hunt – A #blog4nwp in Which I Ask for Your Assistance. Urgently.
- Chad Sansing – Three #blog4nwp questions for the next two weeks
- Kristin Korneliussen – In Support of the National Writing Project
- Kim Ellis – I would be heartbroken to lose the writing project
- Pamela Ugor – #blog4nwp – Students, schools, and education working together
- Sue Books – #blog4nwp – I know of no other program that works so well
- Nicole Gauden – My Voice
- Heather Hollands, Word ... to the Mic
- Amy Laitinen, Digital Is...Teaching Our Writing to Breathe
- Paul Oh, Hope
- Leigh Graves Wolf – #blog4nwp
- Amy Laitinen, The Hand As Map: NWP & the Holocaust Educators Network
- Larry Neuberger, The National Writing Project – 1600 E. Memory Lane
- Laura Lennox Ifill – The National Writing Project makes better teachers
- Katie Kline, Collaborating, Writing and Listening in the GKCWP
- Anne Herrington, "As a citizen, it's beyond me ..."
- Mike Cassidy – Digital literacy mortally wounded in budget battle
- Amy Van Zanten – #blog4nwp – Endless benefits
- Lucille Burt – Dear Senator Kerry
- Linda Bieber – Thank you, NWP
- Mike Rush – A Word While I Wait
- Bill Stewart – NWP
- Annie Riggs – What I can add
- Rochelle Ramay – Imagine the Silence #blog4nwp
- Heather Hollands – March Madness: We Need A Win in Education with the NWP
- Kathleen Gorney – NWP opens doors
- Lisa Koen – #blog4nwp – The camaraderie of writers
- Rebecca Burdett – Don't let the National Writing Project be a casualty
- Christine McCartney – #blog4nwp – An invaluable partner
- Jessica Beck – Connecting with NWP
- Amanda Cornwell – SOLSC ~ 2011 ~ 29/31
- Meredith Stewart – An Unlikely Advocate
- Floris Wilma Ortiz-Marrero – A unique professional development organization
- Ann Hovey – #blog4nwp – Invigorating and life-changing
- Julie Jee – NWP keeps my love of teaching alive and well
- Bud Hunt – Yeah. It's like that.
- Lisa Weight – #blog4nwp – Tremendous impact
- Laura Tracy Baisden – Blog 4 NWP Support
- Charles Moran – The National Writing Project is a national treasure.
- Shannon Boling – DC Bound
- Larry Neuburger – The National Writing Project – 1600 E. Memory Lane
- Jason Courtmanche – Leaner and Meaner
- Tim Buchanan – The NWP is a great hope for human growth
- Kathy Moran – The One and Only Writing Project
- Teachers Teaching Teachers – Why we love the National Writing Project and why federal funding is important
- Bud Hunt – Everyone's a writer. NWP taught me that.
- Chad Sansing – Poppycock
- Ray Palasz – #blog4nwp – This is one program that you should support
- Northern California Writing Project – Save the National Writing Project! #blog4nwp
- Ruth Ferris – Writing Matters
- Teresa Bunner - Letter to the President
- Kevin Hodgson - The Writer In Me: Slice of Life, NWP, and More
- Shirley Brown - Save the NWP
- Lizbeth Bryant – Pushing for NWP
- Patsy Pipkin – #blog4nwp – A win-win learning experience
- Katie Kline – NWP Job Losses Impact Local Work
- Ted Fabiano – #blog4nwp – Writing preserves humanity
- Kelly Muprhy – The Importance of the National Writing Project
- Joel Malley – Learning is not a race
- Patricia Roberson – What NWP Means to Me and My Students
- BLOG4NWP Posterous contributor – NWP Connected Me to Passionate Writers and Life Long Friends
- Cindy Rush – The positives of NWP and how it has impacted me, a non-teacher
- Chad Sansing – #blog4nwp by Friday, April 8th, 2011
- Vicki Holmsten – NWP in the 4 Corners
- Britton Gildersleeve – `We will be salt in the body politic'
- Kevin Hodgson – At the 4Cs: Our NWP Connections
- Pat Mumford – Dear Oprah
- Chad Sansing – The United States of #blog4nwp
- Scot Squires – #blog4nwp – NWP High
- Nicolas Gutkowski – I Want To Be Heard (blog4nwp)
- Bruce Penniman – A Letter to President Obama
- Joe Bellacero – Are you listening, Mr. Duncan, Sir?
- Gretchen Draper – The End of the Summer Institute
- Gretchen Draper – Passion
- Gretchen Draper – Storm Clouds over Washington
- Laura Beachy – Digesting the Field Trip
- Sean Robertson – Why the National Writing Project Matters
- Monique Poldberg – Setting the Stage
- Sally Crisp – Dear President Obama
- Nick Chanese – Personal Business: The National Writing Project
- Denise Hinson – A Blog for the National Writing Project
- Ruth Lizotte – Fight for NWP
- Donna Montenegro – Letter to NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen
- Nancy Reece – The importance of writing and learning
- Marcie Wolfe – My story is the National Writing Project story
- Liz Tascio – Standing on Stage with a Poem in My Hand
- Alisa Wood – Writing IS the Student
- David S. White – Writing Plays a Vital Role in Life
- Steve J. Moore – Everything Must Go!
- Nick Jenkins – Writing Instruction Gives Students a Leg Up
- Ann Shelton – From a Retired Librarian
- Lauren Wright – Writing as Essential in Every Aspect of Life
- Mallory Davidson – NWP is a Valuable Tool for our Nation's Educators
- Leslie S. Cook – I attribute my success to the National Writing Project.
- Grant Faulkner – To Write or Not to Write. To Be or Not to Be.
- Jenny Moore – #blog4nwp: Writing for our Students, Ourselves
- Margaret Fiore – Committed to lifelong learning
- Ed Osterman – On Being Transformed
- Julie Johnson – Opening Doors Through National Writing Project
- Karen LaBonte – It's the WRITING, Stupid
- Crystal Beach – Because Writing Matters...
- Corey Harbaugh – A Dozen Years of Teacher Leadership
- Debi Freeman – Why the Writing Project Matters
- Rebekah Crider – It Should Concern All of Us
- Trace Martin – Writing Makes Students Competitive
- Hilary Adamec – Cutting NWP Funding Is a Terrible Disservice
- Robert Shelton – A Father's Support for NWP
- Constance Krueger – Teachers, take hold of your profession.
- From the Wabanaki Writing Project – NWP – Nurturer of America's Soul
- Rose Coon – Fight for the NWP
- Fran Simone – Fight for the NWP
- Sandy – National Writing Project
- Lee G. Lehto – MWP
- Britton Gildersleeve – We Do Not Sacrifice Children
- Jilleyn Walker – Support for National Writing Project
- Sharon Martin – Squabbling Over Crumbs
- Jeff Grinvalds – Save the National Writing Project
- Paul Sanchez – Aporia
- Jillian Ross – What I Have Learned From A National Model of Praxis: The Core Values of NWP
- Susan Al-Jarrah - Fight for the NWP
- Penny Bowles – Don't Write Off the National Writing Project
- Penny Bowles – Save NWP!
- Jamie Hughes – It's the Write Thing to Do
- Kristy Singletary – The Capacity to Transform Education
- Benjamin Gorman – Save the NWP!
- Gail Poulin – NWP – Write On!
- Dave Pulling – The National Writing Project Reviewers Creed
- Sue Morrell – Cutting Worthy Programs: A Few Words in Favor of the National Writing Project
- Lindsay Ellis – Hear us, Washington
- Greg Moffitt – Writing for Superman
- Stephanie Runion – Don't close the door on NWP
- Sarah Rizzo – NWP Works!
- Blog4NWP Posterous – Support for the Maine Writing Project
- Blog4NWP Posterous – Funding for National Writing Project
- Beth Campbell – My Experiences with the NWP
- Courtney Cline – NWP – I was not, but now I am.
- Erica Lynn – NWP
- Laura Thompson – One of a Thousand
- Pell Culler – Save National Writing Project
- SaraBeth Bass – Fertile Ground
- Shannon Sloan – NWPM
- Toby Pirolla – NWP and What It Means to Me
- Beth Campbell – Funding Should Be Increased for NWP
- Kathleen Yeager – Restore Funding to the NWP
- Colleen Martin – Teacher Consultant Colleen Martin Blogs for NWP
- Joe Bellino – Fully Fund the National Writing Project
- Paul Epstein – A Cut that Hurts
- Scott Floyd – National Writing Project Grows Lifelong Learners
- Amanda Gulla – The National Writing Project: Building Skills, Confidence, and a Sense of Joy
- Frank Dehoney – Loss of Funding – Loss of Professional Development
- Blog4NWP Posterous – NWP Blog Post
- Debbie Dehoney – Passion for Teaching
- Lisa Correnti – The National Writing Project: A True Blue Chip
- Blog4NWP Posterous – NYCWP: A Place to Call Home
- Rhonda Urquidi – Boise State Writing Project Changes Lives
- Azalie Hightower – Fight to Keep NWP's Funding
- Blog4NWP Posterous – What NWP Did for Me
- Elaine Avidon – It's All Very Personal & It Isn't!
- Sarah Harrington – Power Unleashed
- Meredith DeCosta-Smith – The National Writing Project: Transforming Teachers, Transforming Lives
- Susan Hendricks – Kids Are Writers
- Carolyn Newell – Fight For NWP
- Nancy Mintz – The Impact of NWP's National Programs
- Christina Puntell – Collaborations strengthen connections to school, each other
- Blog4NWP Posterous – A Writing Project Story
- Kellie Hannum – NWP is too important to lose
- Melanie Hammer – Love letter to NWP
- Sondra Perl – My Origins in the National Writing Project – A Personal Reflection
- Felicia George – Why We Need to Support the NWP
- Leyanna Savaan – A Student Writes about her NWP-Trained Teacher
- Chad Sansing -Why I'm Part of the Blog4NWP Campaign
- Joanne Lannin – Why we need the National Writing Project
- Kate Walton – NWP is Priceless
- Blog4NWP Posterous – Fire and Ice
- Peter Shaheen – A Case for the NWP
- Stephanie Vanderslice – Why I am a Writing Project Site Director
- Pamela Gamby Bagby – The Writer Within Us All
- Blog4NWP Posterous – NWP Equals Continuous Life-long Learning
- Blog4NWP Posterous – What Would Happen if those with the Power of the Purse Experienced the Power of NWP?
- Kelsey Krausen – A Letter of Appreciation to Writing Project Teachers
- Janie Brown- Why I Believe in the National Writing Project
- Kate Moss - So Simple and So Rare
- Crystal Beach – Writing For Everyone
- NorCal Writing Project at Work – My Experiences with NCWP
- Paul Oh – Poem In Your Pocket
- Pam Moran – The Audacity of Hope
- Anne Moege – Blog4NWP
- Sindu Sathiyaseelan – National Writing Project Needs to Be Funded!
- Kris Atwood = Continuing Support with Writing Projects
- Judy Gray – Invaluable lessons
- Lee Ann Spillane – The National Writing Project
- April Estep – Bathroom Encounters
- Crystal Beach – What the 2012 Campaign Means to Me
- Paula Diedrich – Staying Connected...Please Don't Cut Our Lifeline
- Rebecca Moore – Save the National Writing Project
- Anne Farmer – A Community of Support
- Janice Stallings – A Bridge between Teachers, Students, and Intellectual Creativity
- Susan Al-Jarrah – Profession
- Leayn Losh – Finding Teachers' Inner Strength
- Avis Caynor – Teachers Need NWP
- Nancy Wilson – Looking Back Thirty Years
- Nancy Coco – Hope is not a strategy
- Kate Moss – So simple and so rare
- Erin Wilkey – The Day the Photographer Came
- Linda Denstaedt – I Am a Change Agent
- Peter Shaheen – Twitches and Webs Ahead for NWP
- Brian Fay – Yeah, I'll Blog for the National Writing Project
- Georgia Christgau – Why I Value the NWP
- Candace Doerr-Stevens – NWP: Network Relevance Through Versatility
- Susan Martens – Dear Washington, D.C.: Please Restore Federal Funding for the National Writing Project
- Elizabeth Schurman – The Humanity
- Jessica Brookman – Save NWP
- M Luskey – Joe and the Notebook
- Christina Cantrill – Dear Department of Education. This I believe.
- Margie Sartin – Networking with the Best
- Heather Robinson – NWP – a life-changing experience
- Patricia Scanlan – Outstanding Teachers Rely on NWP
- Rodney Bailey – We Need the NWP
- Cita Smith – #blog4nwp
- Rhonda Brinyark – #blog4nwp
- Lauren Hammonds – #blog4nwp
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