We work together to create lasting change
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.
By the Numbers
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.
Stories of Impact
Behind the numbers are educators, the young writers they work with, and the families and communities they serve. For them, test scores and performance charts tell one story, but more significant are the stories of challenges met, lives changed, and ambitious goals accomplished. Here are a few of their stories.
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.
“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.”
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.…Read More
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.…Read More
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.”…Read More
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