We work together to create lasting change

Our Impact

Since its founding in the 1970s, NWP has partnered with researchers, scholars, evaluators, and local leaders to study and improve its work and keep it relevant to the educational goals of today.
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Our Results

Teacher Learning Leads to Student Results

National research studies confirm significant gains in writing performance among students of teachers who have participated in NWP programs.

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Across All Subjects and Grade Levels

Where teachers and schools choose to spend their professional development is a key indicator of program efficacy. Ongoing interest and participation by educators at all levels and across subject areas speaks to the quality of NWP programming.

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Efficiency at Scale

The National Writing Project’s longstanding network structure allows us to invest quickly and efficiently in programs and services that directly impact learning for youth and teachers.

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Funds Invested in Programs & Services

“The kind of capacity evident in NWP takes a long time to build and requires ongoing stewardship to maintain. But it is also an essential resource, especially in this era of rising aspirations for teaching and learning all across our nation’s schools.”

Anthony Bryk


Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

impact Stories

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Changing More than Test Scores: NWP’s College, Career, and Community Writers Program

Since 2015, the Northern California Writing Project has provided College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP) professional development to schools across their service area.…

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Native Students Write About Life on the Reservation

Like most successful poets, Denise Lajimodiere has always enjoyed an aptitude for writing. When she was young, her creative writing teacher at school on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota pulled her aside and encouraged her to pursue the craft.…

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Student Work Creates Bridge Between School and Community

Like anywhere in the United States today, the rural Texas town of Bastrop, located about 30 miles outside of Austin, is no stranger to the pervasive narrative of our nation’s “failing public schools.”…

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