Beginning tomorrow, March 25th, 2011, there are 15 days left before our current continuing resolution on the federal budget expires and we’re faced with the possibility of a federal budget that zeros out funding for the National Writing Project.
We need to convince our government to save this cost-efficient, effective, and transformative program for lifting student voice and achievement.
Many generous #blog4nwp community members blogged for the first time in support of the NWP. I want to thank them for taking on social media to champion the project.
I also want to make it easy for all of us, including first time Twitter users, to continue our support for the NWP, so I’ve listed 15 easy-tweets below that anyone can cut and paste into Twitter. Each tweet shares a quote from a #blog4nwp post and is addressed to the United States Department of Education and the White House. You can also customize the tweets and address them to your elected officials, as well.
Copy the tweet here, paste it into the Twitter update box, and hit return. You’ve just supported the NWP.
March 25th, 2011
@pammoran says that thanks to the #NWP “As Savannah grew as a writer, so did our staff.” #blog4nwp @usedgov @whitehouse
March 26th, 2011
@poh said says “No kill switch exists that can turn back the tide of this powerful idea,” the #NWP. #blog4nwp @usedgov @whitehouse
March 27th, 2011
@katerino75 says, “I have absolutely become…a better preschool teacher, because of the NWP. ” #blog4nwp @usedgov @whitehouse
March 28th, 2011
@paulawhite says, “I believe that the NWP has had an unbelievable impact on education in America…” #blog4nwp @usedgov @whitehouse
March 29th, 2011
@nancydevine says, “The National Writing Project has invested in me.” #blog4nwp @usedgov @whitehouse
March 30th, 2011
@irasocol says call “The NWP is much larger, and much more effective, than its title suggests.” #blog4nwp @usedgov @whitehouse
March 31st, 2011
@donalynbooks says, “I learned to live a writing life alongside my students.” #blog4nwp @usedgov @whitehouse
April 1st, 2011
@empathetics says, “NWP has consistently shown [via] research the efficacy of its work for student outcomes.” #blog4nwp @usedgov @whitehouse
April 2nd, 2011
@gavintachibana says, “We want kids to…become more knowledgeable than the generations before them.” #blog4nwp @usedgov @whitehouse
April 3rd, 2011
@stevejmoore says, “It’s a high-nutrition, low-cost staple of professional development…” #blog4NWP @usedgov @whitehouse
April 4th, 2011
@andreazellner says, “The National Writing Project supports thinkers, writers, and learners…” #blog4nwp @usedgov @whitehouse
April 5th, 2011
@yoopertechgeek says, “we need to support programs that value, respect and encourage teachers.” #blog4nwp @usedgov @whitehouse
April 6th, 2011
@tbakernwp says, “200 university-based Writing Project sites… provide local leadership for innovation…” #blog4nwp @usedgov @whitehouse
April 7th, 2011
@juliennecarrots says, “NWP educators provide students with…an enhanced ability to learn and communicate” #blog4nwp @usedgov @whitehouse
April 8th, 2011
@budtheteacher says, “I believe in teachers teaching teachers to make a difference for students. You?” #blog4nwp @usedgov @whitehouse
Please suggest your own #blog4nwp easy-tweets in the comments below.
I can’t wait to read your #blog4nwp tweets and I thank you for them!