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The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: After the NaNoWriMo Glow

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 02.05.2014 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Hopefully, the majority of you are resting on your laurels and enjoying the extra sleep, but for those who are beginning to feel antsy or wonder what's next, I have a few suggestions for when the NaNoWriMo glow wears off.

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Humiliation Is Not a Teaching Strategy

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Deeming a student's work "trash" is neither the mark of a good teacher with high expectations nor is it the mark of a particularly good human being. It's the sign of a bully, of someone who can only build him or herself up by tearing someone else down.

Gates Money and Common Core -- Part II

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

One man is purchasing his view of what American education should be. This is not democratic. It is horrific. And it doesn't stop there.

Writing Despite Myself, Because of Myself

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.27.2013 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

The trouble with being a writer is that you have work through things. You have to work through your life. Things like work and laundry and cooking dinner and friends and holidays.

Finding Your Voice: Advice For Young Writers From A Pulitzer Prize Winner

| Junot Díaz | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

Junot Díaz is the author of Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the John Sargent, Sr., First Novel Prize; the National Book Cri...

Not on Our Watch: Let's Ensure Funding for the National Writing Project

Bud Hunt | Posted 05.28.2011 | Education
Bud Hunt

The National Writing Project believes in teachers and their agency at a time when almost no one else does.

An Open Letter to Congressman Cory Gardner: Please Restore Funding for the National Writing Project

Bud Hunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bud Hunt

The thing is, Congressman, you pulled the plug on a thoughtful investment in education. Killing an investment that is bearing good fruit is wasteful, sir. Maintaining that investment is prudent.

Congress Decides Literacy is a Bridge to Nowhere

Joseph Kahne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joseph Kahne

How can we say with integrity that we want all students to have the core skills they need to succeed at the same time that we wipe out programs that provide powerful support for millions of children?

Save the National Writing Project From the Federal Cutting Block

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Are we prioritizing education in this nation or not? Looks like not. We are prioritizing defense. As is usually the case, Congress and our policy makers have their priorities wrong.

Dear President Obama: Save the National Writing Project

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Every summer, in many cities in the United States, small cohorts of teachers, representing every grade level from Pre-K through college, gather to learn from the best educators in the world.

Why America's Teens Are Worried

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esther Wojcicki

Thousands of students across the nation have spent time in the classroom thinking about this country's political and social issues and then writing their ideas down in the Letters to the Next President.

What Do Future Voters Think about the Presidential Candidates?

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esther Wojcicki

Tthe National Writing Project together with Google Docs is sponsoring a program called Letters to Our Next President, to encourage young Americans to write to the candidates.