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Student LGBTQ+ Advocacy Campaign Inspired by Greater Madison Writing Project Summer Writing Camp (March 1, 2018)

Our Lives Madison
High school student Zoe Wyse's #IFeelSaferWhen campaign, conceived and started at the Greater Madison Writing Project's "Rise Up and Write" youth summer writing camp, sparks conversations about the little things that make people feel safer. More ›

Meadow Brook Writing Project Hosts Tenth Annual Youth Summer Writing Camp (August 1, 2017)

The Oakland Post
The Meadow Brook Writing Project (MBWP) hosted its 10th annual Youth Summer Writing Camp for K-12 students to encourage students to explore different genres of creative writing. More ›

NWP Grant Helps Morehead Writing Project Prepare Students for College (July 31, 2017)

The Morehead News
The Morehead Writing Project (MWP) develops its College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP) and Advanced Institute after receiving a $20,000 grant from the National Writing Project. The grant fosters collaboration among grade levels, schools, and districts to ensure that students in the region have access to the best quality writing instruction. More ›

Live Oak Writing Project Inspires Teachers Through Professional Development Workshops (July 27, 2017)

Southern Miss Now
Facilitated by the Live Oak Writing Project (LOWP), educators from Harrison Central High School and The University of Southern Mississippi gathered to take advantage of the College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP), a yearlong professional development workshop designed to improve upon teachers' knowledge of argument writing pedagogy. More ›

Students Fall in Love with Writing at Rhode Island Writing Project's Summer Writing Camp (July 25, 2017)

The Valley Breeze
The Rhode Island Writing Project's summer writing camps give young writers a space to build skills and build confidence in their writer's voice. More ›

Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project Offers Wide Variety of Summer Camp Experiences (July 18, 2017)

Penn State News
The Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project's youth summer camp offerings for 1st-8th graders cover a variety of STEM and writing interests. More ›

Gateway Writing Project's OneCity Stories Program Amplifies Voices of Local Youth, Introduces World of Multimedia Composing (July 14, 2017)

UMSL Daily
With support from an LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant, OneCity Stories unites high school students from around the St. Louis area for an immersive writing and multimedia experience, helping them to tell their stories and build multimedia skills. More ›

Students Study Meaning of Monuments in LRNG Innovators Challenge Funded Program (July 13, 2017)

CBS19 News
Charlottesville, VA high school students study the role of monuments in their community as they prepare to develop a monument of their own. More ›

Summer Institute Allows K-12 Teachers to Focus on Writing Techniques (June 22, 2017)

UConn Today
The Connecticut Writing Project's Summer Institute gives K-12 teachers the opportunity to workshop their creative writing and academic research with other teachers in an intensive four-week program. More ›

Lego Scenes Inspire Writing at Appalachian Writing Project's Summer Writing Camp (June 15, 2017)

The Post
Students at Appalachian Writing Project's summer writing camps take a hands on approach to storytelling, crafting narratives through writing and Lego constructions. More ›

Oakland Writing Project's ISI Aims to Make Writers of Everyone (June 1, 2017)

UM-Flint NOW
At University of Michigan-Flint, the Oakland Writing Project's Invitational Summer Institute builds a writing community of teachers from across Michigan, and gives them the tools to bring those communities back to their students. More ›

Military Children Shine in San Marcos Writing Project Collaboration (May 18, 2017)

CSU San Marcos NewsCenter
Students of all ages shine in "Voices of Military Children," a writing and film project from the San Marcos Writing Project and Stuart Mesa, a K-8 school on the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. More ›

LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant Powers Community-Building Writing in the Heart of Texas (May 9, 2017)

The Heart of Texas Writing Project was the recipient of a $20,000 LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant for "Choice and Voice: Agency and Audience in a Resilient Rural Texas Community," a project aimed at nurturing and publicly displaying student writing to highlight the role of students and schools in the community. More ›

Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield Director Receives Civic Leadership Award (April 20, 2017)

The Bridgeport News
Bryan Ripley Crandall, director of the Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield, received the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Civic Leadership Award in recognition of his work with Ubuntu Academy, a summer literacy workshop for immigrant and refugee youth. More ›

PhilWP Honors Teen Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners (March 28, 2017)

Bucks Local News
The Philadelphia Writing Project held a ceremony honoring Katia Barricklow and other Philadelphia area winners of Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. More ›

Carol Booth Olson's Pathway Project Provides Teachers with Sustained Support for Implementing "Cognitive Strategies" (March 16, 2017)

UCI Irvine
UCI Writing Project director Carol Booth Olson explains how her Pathway Project provides a cohort of teachers with sustained support in implementing the "cognitive strategies" instructional approach, emphasizing "thinking tools" that students can use to construct meaning. More ›

Illinois Writing Project Makes New Home at Northeastern Illinois University's Goodwin College of Education (February 16, 2017)

Northeastern Illinois University News & Announcements
The Goodwin College of Education at Northeastern Illinois University welcomes the Illinois Writing Project, along with its director, Steven Zemelman. More ›

Study Finds Positive Impact of UCI Writing Project Professional Development (January 25, 2017)

Education World
A study conducted by the University of California, Irvine, found that teacher professional development provided through the Pathway Project, created by UCI Writing Project director Carol Booth Olson, directly resulted in improved student writing performance. More ›

Letters to the Next President Featured on PBS NewsHour (November 7, 2016)

PBS NewsHour featured clips of students from the PBS Student Reporting Labs reading their letters to the next president as part of our Letters to the Next President 2.0 project. More ›

WNYC Puts Student Letters to the Next President on the Airwaves (November 7, 2016)

WNYC's The Takeaway
WNYC's daily news program The Takeaway featured students from Excelsior Academy in Newburgh, New York reading their letters to the next president. More ›

Western Pennyslvania Teacher-Consultant Inspires 'Positivity In The Classroom During An Election That's Anything But' (November 2, 2016)

90.5 WESA
Western Pennsylvania Writing Project teacher-consultant Michelle King used the election to engage her middle schoolers in conversation and understanding across differences. More ›

West Albany Students Write "Argument With Purpose" to the Next President (October 28, 2016)

Albany Democrat-Herald
Students at West Albany High School write letters to the next president, practicing their argument writing while gaining a sense of empowerment. More ›

Morehead Writing Project 'Unleashes' Teen Writers at Teen Writers' Day Out (October 24, 2016)

The Morehead News
Students wrote, collaborated, and shared their work with an enthusiastic crowd at the Teen Writers' Day Out, hosted by the Morehead Writing Project. More ›

Gateway Writing Project Brings Together Students from Across the Region for Youth Writing Festival (October 24, 2016)

UMSL Daily
The Gateway Writing Project celebrated the National Day on Writing with a Youth Writing Festival, bringing students from across the St. Louis area together to collaborate, write, and share. More ›

Progress Continues on New Writing Project Site at Montana State University, Billings (September 30, 2016)

Billings Gazette
The National Writing Project's Rachel Bear visited Billings, Montana to continue planning for the NWP's newest site, the Elk River Writing Project. The site held its first Summer Institute this summer, and is working to officially join the NWP. More ›

School District Honored for Writing Project Work with University of West Florida (September 29, 2016)

Pensacola News Journal
The University of West Florida (UWF) College of Education honored the Escambia County School District, in part for its crucial role in helping UWF establish a new National Writing Project site in 2015. More ›

LRNG Grant Fuels Connected Learning Opportunities for Incarcerated Youth in Nashville (September 28, 2016)

Unsung Nashville
Raemona Little Taylor and the Nashville Public Library are using their LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant to give incarcerated youth a chance to explore music and video production. More ›

Borderlands Writing Project Showcases Teachers to Local Community (September 23, 2016)

New Mexico State University News Center
The Borderlands Writing Project at New Mexico State University shares its work with the community, showcasing teachers' writing and photography, as well as screening a documentary showcasing the site's professional development work and hosting a question and answer session. More ›

After-school Workshop Gives Teens a Chance to Write Letters to the Next President (September 21, 2016)

Billings Gazette
Writer Ashley Warren leads Billings, MT youth in an after-school workshop focused on researching and composing strong argumentative letters to the next president in written and multimedia formats. More ›

Nebraska Writing Project Offers Writing Workshop for Veterans and Active Duty Personnel (September 6, 2016)

The Grand Island Independent
The Nebraska Writing Project has partnered with Humanities Nebraska and the Grand Island Public Library to offer writing workshops for veterans and active duty military personnel to help them build their writing skills. More ›

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