National Writing Project

The Voice

Vol. 8, No. 2, 2003

Rural Voices Radio III Concludes the Series
By Laura Paradise
The third and concluding NWP Rural Voices Radio series features the writings and voices of students and teachers from the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky to the Great Basin of Northern Nevada....

A Collaborative Book Draws Out Teachers' Voices
By Edward Gauthier
NWP of Acadiana teachers collaborated on Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times: Stories of Americans at War in the 20th Century....

Applications Being Accepted for the 2003 Fred Hechinger Award
By NWP Staff
The Fred Hechinger Award is presented annually to a teacher who makes significant connections between research and classroom practice....

Awards and Accolades
By NWP Staff
Find out about your colleagues' latest articles, books, and awards....

Diane Waff Named 2002 Hechinger Award Winner
By Amy Bauman
Diane Waff, co-director of the Philadelphia Writing Project, has been awarded the 2002 Fred Hechinger Award....

Director's Update
By Richard Sterling
An update from Executive Director Richard Sterling on NWP's 2003 appropriation, the forthcoming College Board's Commission on Writing in America's Schools report, and NWP's new book, BECAUSE WRITING MATTERS....

English Language Learners Networks Posts Bibliography
By NWP Staff
The English Language Learners Network has posted an annotated bibliography that lists theory and practice-oriented books which will help teachers address the needs of second language learners....

Evaluation Figures Show Steady Growth, Stability of Writing Project Network
By NWP Staff
Inverness Research Associates, NWP's independent evaluator, has released site profile data for 2001-2002....

Integrating Author Visits into the Summer Institute
By Samuel Totten
Having professional writers visit during a summer institute can allow for an in-depth discussion about the profession and craft of writing, but it can also create a situation that minimizes the expertise of teacher participants....

James Harvey to Address NWP Spring Meeting
By NWP Staff
James Harvey, author of A NATION AT RISK and a forthcoming report from the National Commission on Writing in America's Schools and Colleges, is the keynote speaker at the NWP Spring Meeting, April 4, 2003, in Washington, D....

NWP Adds Ten New Sites to the Network
By NWP Staff
Ten new sites were added to the NWP network this year, bringing the total number to 175....

NWP E-Anthology: "Strangers" Talk About Writing
By Peter Booth, Beverly Simon Guillory
NWP's annual E-Anthology connects summer institute participants across the country....

NWP Receives Increase in Federal Funding
By NWP Staff
The NWP will receive an appropriation of just under $17 million, an almost $4 million increase over the previous year's funding level....

San Diego Team Pegged for Moffett Award
By Art Peterson
Three San Diego Area Writing Project teachers are recipients of the 2002 James Moffett Memorial Award....

Satellite Sites Overcome Distance Barriers in West Virginia
By Laura Tracy Baisden
To overcome the geographic obstacles of Appalachia, a satellite site of the Marshall University Writing Project was developed in Logan County, West Virginia....

The Reflections of a Nonwriter
By Cheryl Sawyer
During the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, teacher and self-admitted nonwriter Cheryl Sawyer poured out her feelings in a poem and emailed it to her mother....

The Story Behind Because Writing Matters
By Mary Ann Smith
As most writers know, the fruition of an idea sometimes takes years to develop....

Through the Looking Glass: A Site Director “Visits” Sites at the Annual Review
By Patricia McGonegal
McGonegal describes what it was like to be a reviewer at a site proposal review at UC Berkeley: the reviewers, she writes, don't act as a jury, but rather as sympathetic colleagues....

Time to Sign Up for the Director's Retreat
By NWP Staff
Plan to attend this year's National Writing Project Director's retreat....

Voices from the NWP Teacher Exchange Program
By Pat Fox, Donna Vincent, Lynn Welsch
The NWP Teacher Exchange Program gives teachers the opportunity to share knowledge and learn from other sites....

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