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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 ›

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 ›

Santa Cruz Writes Ignites Imaginations with Funding From the LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant (August 31, 2016)

Santa Cruz Sentinel
The new Chamber of Heart and Mystery sparks the imagination of younger writers at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, thanks to Santa Cruz Writes and funding from our LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant. More ›

Students Can Now Publish Their Letters to the Next President (August 30, 2016)

From now until November 8th, will publish students' letters to the next president, providing youth with a chance to practice argumentative writing skills, and to make their voices heard on the issues that matter to them. More ›

Kentucky Teacher-Consultant Receives Statewide Education Innovation Award (August 9, 2016)

Long-time teacher-consultant and University of Kentucky doctoral student Margaret Brewer has received the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award, awarded each year to a Kentucky history or civics teacher who brings creativity, passion, and expertise to the teaching of social studies. More ›

Teachers of Many Disciplines Unite at the Oklahoma State University Writing Project's Summer Institute (August 4, 2016)

OSU-Tulsa News
The Oklahoma State University Writing Project's Summer Institute unites teachers across subject areas to become teacher-writers and teacher-leaders. More ›

Site Director Laurie Stowell Reflects on 15 Years with the San Marcos Writing Project (July 26, 2016)

CSU San Marcos News
Laurie Stowell, director of the San Marcos Writing Project, has been bringing transformative professional development and much more to the region's teachers and schools for over 15 years. More ›

Rejuvenated Wyoming Writing Project Takes Professional Development on the Road (July 21, 2016)

The Laramie Boomerang
The Wyoming Writing Project, resurrected two years ago by teacher-consultant turned PhD student Tia Frahm, is touring the state this summer providing day long professional development programming for K-12 teachers. More ›

College-Ready Writers Program Drives Growth for Students and Teachers in Southern Mississippi (July 18, 2016)

Southern Miss NOW
The teacher-leaders of the South Mississippi Writing Project have seen big benefits from the College-Ready Writers Program; for their own growth as well as their students. More ›

Letters to the Next President 2.0 Supports Election Engagement (July 12, 2016)

Education World
Letters to the Next President 2.0, from the National Writing Project, offers teachers a way to safely bring the presidential election into the classroom, supporting youth in voicing their opinions on the issues that matter to them. More ›

Northwest Indiana Writing Project Focuses Summer Institute on Preparing College Writers (June 30, 2016)

NWI Times
This year's Northwest Indiana Writing Project Summer Institute focuses on supporting teachers in dual-credit high school programs, who are tasked with teaching argumentation and writing at an introductory college level. More ›

Long-time Director Passes the Torch at Indiana University Southeast Writing Project's Summer Institute (June 29, 2016)

IU Southeast Now
After 14 years of transforming writing instruction in schools around the region, Dr. Kevin Sue Bailey, founding director of the Indiana University Southeast Writing Project, is stepping down, passing the torch to her colleague Dr. Mary Ann Parker. More ›

Central Arizona Teachers Sharpen Their Argument Writing and Teaching at Summer Institute (June 17, 2016)

Thanks to a College-Ready Writers Program grant, the Central Arizona Writing Project has devoted its 2016 Summer Institute to improving participants' abilities to teach, and write, arguments. More ›

Northwest Arkansas Writing Project Sponsors Young Writers Camps (June 15, 2016)

University of Arkansas: News
The Northwest Arkansas Writing Project is providing no-cost Young Writers Camps to high-poverty schools in two Arkansas towns this summer. The camps use a wide variety of activities to provide an experience that is both fun and beneficial. More ›

Oregon Writing Project Thrives in New Home (June 15, 2016)

The Newberg Graphic
The Oregon Writing Project enters its second summer at George Fox University, which became its home in September 2014 after the closure of Willamette University's Graduate School of Education. In addition to holding a Summer Institute in Newberg, where GFU is located, the OWP continues to offer an Institute in their old home in Salem. More ›

South Coast Writing Project Offers English Language Learners Support With Summer Writing Camps (June 7, 2016)

Ventura Edhat
The South Coast Writing Project has partnered with the Oxnard School District to provide 250 students with a no-cost Young Writers Camp this summer. The camps will serve students entering grades 3-8, and will focus on meeting the needs of English Language Learners. More ›

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