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Priscilla L. Griffith
Ruth G. Hardman Chair in Education
Director of the Oklahoma Writing Project
The University of Oklahoma/The Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
338 Cate Center Drive, Room 190
Norman, Ok 73019
TEL 405-325-3534
FAX 405-325-7841
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http://education.ou.edu/hardman/
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Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 2:00 PM
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Subject: NWP Site Bulletin, March 15, 2010

- NWP Site Bulletin -

48 SIGNATURES ON HOUSE LETTER! SENATE LETTER STILL CIRCULATING 末
Thank you for your ingenuity and leadership on the House Dear Colleague letter末48 cosigners as of our last update. We will send the complete list when it is finalized. The Senate Dear Colleague letter is still in circulation. The deadline is April 9, so in addition to calling and emailing your senators, many of you can request support in person at the NWP Spring Meeting next week. Find a copy of the letter here:
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/doc/extranet/supportingthenwp

- - - - - - - - EVENTS AND DEADLINES THIS WEEK - - - - - - - -

RACE TO THE TOP COMMENCEMENT CHALLENGE: DEADLINE TODAY 末
Schools across the country are competing to welcome President Obama as their graduation speaker this spring. It's not too late to participate. Join the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge today. High School students must answer four questions about their school's success; high school principals submit the applications. Deadline: MARCH 15
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/03/04/race-top-high-school-commencement-challenge

TALK TODAY WITH MIKE ROSE, AUTHOR OF WHY SCHOOL? 末
Join us Monday, March 15, 6 p.m. Pacific, for a conversation with scholar and author Mike Rose as he discusses the state of public education in America. This program is a capstone to an online discussion in the NWP Book Groups Ning:
http://www.nwpbookgroups.ning.com
Find a link to NWP's BlogTalkRadio in the NWP Site Leaders Ning:
http://nwpsiteleaders.ning.com/

SPRING MEETING REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 17 末
NWP's federal funding remains in jeopardy. Our legislators need to hear from you now! The 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. Please join us for a Wednesday evening planning session at 5:30 sharp. Registration deadline: MARCH 17.
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/doc/10sm/home.csp

DEADLINE APPROACHING 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

DEADLINE EXTENDED 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. Extended deadline: MARCH 22.
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/events/433

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

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DEADLINE EXTENDED 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. Extended deadline: APRIL 1.
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/events/461

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

APPLICATION MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR STATE AND REGIONAL NETWORK MINIGRANTS 末
State and regional networks of sites are invited to download and complete the application materials for an NWP minigrant. Application materials are available online now; submission period is June 1褒uly 1.
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/projects/97

ENJOY COMPLIMENTARY COPIES OF BEST TEEN WRITING 2009 末
Thanks to the generosity of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers (http://www.artandwriting.org/#), 10 copies of The Best Teen Writing 2009 will soon be mailed to each site. The book includes a message from NWP Executive Director, Dr. Sharon J. Washington. Interested in becoming an Affiliate of the Alliance or participating in offsite judging? Contact Kat Hendrix at [log in to unmask]

BE RECOGNIZED FOR YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS 末
Tell us about yourself or colleagues at your site who have received honors or awards or who have recently published. Deadline: APRIL 16.
http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/doc/nwpsites/aa_submission.csp

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