Thursday, November 15, 2012

Prairie Lands Writing Project Secures Major Grant

Prairie Lands Writing Project was one of only ten writing project sites selected to receive a major grant from the National Writing Project for work with high-need rural schools. The work begins in January 2013 with a $10,000 grant to cover planning and travel to national meetings between January and July. 
PLWP will provide in-school professional development (writing, especially non-fiction and argumentative to meet Common Core Standards) for language arts and content-area teachers, grades 7 - 10, at three rural schools in 2013-2014, 2014-2105, and 2015-2016. PLWP will receive $75,000 - $100,000 during each of the next three years to complete this work.
Jane Frick, Professor Emerita of English and past director of PLWP, will serve as the project manager for the grant.  She and Tom Pankiewicz, Interim Director of PLWP, will meet this winter to discuss sites for the study.
Jane Frick, Grant Manager  
Tom Pankiewicz, Interim Director of PLWP
 Congratulations to Jane, Tom, and PLWP!

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