National Writing Project

Supporting the NWP

On March 2, President Obama signed a bill to keep the government running until March 18. The bill cuts about $4 billion in spending from the FY 2011 budget, eliminating a number of education programs, including the National Writing Project, Reading is Fundamental, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and Teach for America.

These cuts, which jeopardize the work of the NWP—the nation's leading effort to improve writing and learning—impact NWP's federal funding beginning October 1, 2011.

Reach Out and Write!

Reach Out and Write! (PDF)

To educate congress and raise NWP's visibility, here are some suggestions for staying in touch with legislators and asking other National Writing Project supporters (principals, university deans, parents, etc.) to do the same. More ›

Media Tips

Getting Local Press Coverage (PDF)

This excerpt from the Advocacy Toolkit provides tips for getting local press coverage. For more, please see articles about local sites in In the News. More ›

Back-to-School Press Release Template for Sites

NWP has created a "back-to-school" press release that can be customized with information about the impact your Writing Project site has on teachers and students in your area. More ›

Contacting Congress

The following resources and samples will help you contact state and local representatives in Congress:

Advocacy Toolkit

Advocacy Toolkit (PDF)

The Advocacy Toolkit was developed to help NWP site leaders gain local, state, and national support for their sites, and to provide information about the federal legislative process. More ›

For 2011 Spring Meeting Participants

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