National Writing Project

Press Coverage Puts NWP in the News

By: NWP Staff
Publication: The Voice, Vol. 6, No. 4
Date: September-October 2001

Summary: At least 12 news agencies have written about the writing project this year. Link to many of these articles and find how to send articles about your site to NWP.

 

At least 12 different news agencies have written about the National Writing Project this year, including some of the preeminent education publications in the country. Both Education Week and Education Daily focused on NWP in April articles about President Bush's education budget, quoting NWP Executive Director Richard Sterling and Co-director Mary Ann Smith. In July, the Wall Street Journal featured Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) efforts on behalf of NWP in an article on the legislative priorities of various policymakers.

This year's elementary and secondary education debate has clearly piqued press interest in NWP, as have national and local site outreach efforts. The New Orleans Times-Picayune ran a "day-at-the-institute" piece on the Greater New Orleans Writing Project (GNOWP) in July, after weeks of concerted follow-up by GNOWP Director Kurtis Clements. Georgia's Marietta Daily Journal featured the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP) in May, quoting numerous KMWP teachers who credit improved Cobb County test scores to their local writing project site. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Toledo Blade ran stories on the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project and the Toledo Area Writing Project (Ohio) in July. And the Poughkeepsie Journal ran a piece on the new Hudson Valley Writing Project, which is in Upstate New York, in June.

If newspapers in your area have featured stories on the National Writing Project and/or your site, NWP would like to know. Please contact Andy Bradshaw at publicaffairs@nwp.org with details. To read the articles mentioned above, access the News & Events section of NWP's Web site at archive.nwp.org/cs/public/print/doc/about/in_the_news.csp.

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