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Upstate Writing Project and Local South Carolina School District Collaborate on NWP College-Ready Writers Program

Publication: Union Daily Times
Date: April 1, 2013

Summary: The Upstate Writing Project is working with the Union County School District on the NWP College-Ready Writers Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) competitive grant. Over the next two years, the program will design and offer more than 90 hours of professional development programs for local teachers.

 

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In a statement released Monday, Cindy Langley, director of Secondary Education for the district, announced that Union along with Greenwood 51 and Florence 2 will be part of a 10-state project focused on rural districts funded by a competitive award from the U.S. Department of Education in its third round of the Investing in Innovation (i3) competition. The NWP College-Ready Writers Program was one of 20 highest-rated applications from a total pool of 727 applicants. . . .

"The ability to write with clarity and coherence is fundamental to student success in both school and the workplace," Langley said. "We will launch the project locally on April 10, and we are excited to have this opportunity for teachers in Union County to partner with teachers throughout the state and nation on a project to improve student writing."

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