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Subject: NWP Site Bulletin, March 1, 2010

- NWP Site Bulletin -

HOUSE DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER NOW CIRCULATING 末
Please call your representatives to ask for their signatures on the FY 2011 NWP House Dear Colleague Letter. The deadline is Friday, March 12. Your representative can sign the letter by contacting Alexandria (Ria) Ruiz in Representative George Miller's office at 202-225-3725. Email questions and updates to [log in to unmask] Review details on this topic from the February 26 special bulletin:
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/doc/nwpsites/bulletin_archived.csp?issue=3279
Find a copy of the FY 2011 House Dear Colleague letter here:
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/doc/extranet/supportingthenwp

SIX NEW SITES ADDED TO NWP NETWORK 末
The National Writing Project welcomes six new sites into its network. The new sites are located in Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, and New York.
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/3088

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ONLINE DISCUSSION WITH MIKE ROSE RESCHEDULED 末
Join your colleagues to discuss Mike Rose's book, Why School? on the NWP Book Groups Network Ning, MARCH 8-16. Mike's book encourages readers to think about what it means to be educated in a democratic society. What is the purpose of education? What does it mean to provide opportunity for our nation's students? Share your thoughts and questions in this discussion.
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/events/467?x-t=sites_eos.view

SPRING MEETING REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS NEAR 末
With NWP's federal funding in jeopardy, legislators need to hear from you now! The NWP Spring Meeting in Washington, DC, March 25-26, is your chance to educate Congress in face-to-face meetings about the great work you do. Register online and learn more about legislative visits as well as the keynote speaker and roundtable sessions. Registration deadline: MARCH 12.
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/doc/10sm/home.csp

DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR THIS SUMMER'S DIRECTORS RETREAT 末
Sites are invited to apply to send a team of two site leaders to the NWP Directors Retreat, August 15, in Tubac, Arizona. The retreat is designed to support directors and site leaders as they share expertise and plan the development of site work. Deadline: MARCH 15.
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/events/433

SPACE STILL OPEN FOR SITE TEAMS AT 2010 REGIONAL INSERVICE INSTITUTE 末
Send a team of two to work on broadening and expanding your site's inservice programs in Austin, Texas, July 1517. The institute is hosted by the Heart of Texas Writing Project. Limited to 20 sites; registration is first-come, first-served. Deadline: MARCH 19.
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/events/449

STILL TIME TO APPLY FOR "RECRUITING FOR DIVERSITY" 末
Sites are invited to apply to send a team to Recruiting for Diversity, a working meeting with a focus on increasing diversity in site leadership, in Minneapolis, June 25-27. Teams will explore relevant definitions of diversity in their service area, why diversity matters, and how to plan for changes at their site. Deadline: MARCH 19.
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/events/461

BE PART OF THIS SUMMER'S PROFESSIONAL WRITING RETREATS 末
Apply now for Professional Writing Retreats A and B in Southern Arizona, July 15-18. The retreats give teachers a chance to write about the profession of teaching, literacy and learning, their own practice, policy and school reform, and more. Deadline: MARCH 22.
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/events/430

JOIN US FOR URBAN SITES NETWORK CONFERENCE 末
The Urban Sites Network invites you to Portland, Oregon, April 23-24, for Writing Across the Margins: Illuminating Urban Voices. The gathering includes a pre-conference event sponsored by the Technology Liaisons Network, workshops, school visits, two writing marathon strands, an Open Mic night, and more, including keynote speaker and renowned poet Patricia Smith at the Saturday plenary session. Registration deadline: APRIL 2.
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/events/422

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