Month: July 2016

Welcome to our updated website!

We have updated the CWP website in order to make it more friendly for users with mobile devices. We hope you enjoy our new format! Special thanks to Abigail Chipman, who volunteered countless hours this summer to assisting with the development of our updated site.

2016 Student Writers contest winners and featured artists

The Connecticut Writing Project’s 2016 Student Writer’s Contest has officially concluded. An updated list of winners and honorable mentions can be found here. Also, we’re pleased to announce our featured artists here. Our thanks go out to all of the talented students, as well as the dedicated teachers and parents, who made this year’s Connecticut Student Writer’s contest a success. We look forward to seeing you at our annual awards night, Wednesday May 11th.

CWP-Storrs selected to receive National Writing Project College Ready Writers grant

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We are pleased to announce that the Connecticut Writing Project-Storrs has been selected to receive a 2016-17 Advanced Institute to Scale Up NWP’s College-Ready Writers Program grant in the amount of $20,000. The purpose of this grant is to invest in 12 – 16 experienced middle and high school Writing Project teacher-leaders through an Advanced Institute to take place during the summer of 2016 and continue during the 2016-17 school year for a minimum of 30 hours. At least two-thirds of the participating TCs will teach in a high-need school or have experience teaching in a high-need school. Our director, Jason Courtmanche, will be travelling to Washington D.C. with teacher-consultants Danielle Pieratti and Elizabeth Simison March 18-19 for a Launch Meeting of the CRWP Advanced Institute sites.