Advocacy

North Star teachers advocate for their students every day–in their classrooms, as campus leaders, and as citizens.

National Writing Project traditionally spends time during the Spring conference, held in Washington DC, advocating for writing. See NWP website for more details.

If you are interested in contacting your state representative, here are some sites that will help you find the representative or senator for your area and their contact information – Who represents me?

Here is how to find out your US representative and senator and their contact information.

Here are some ideas for letters you may want to send to your representative or senator:

  • class size reduction for writing teachers
  • increasing planning time for writing teachers
  • supporting English learners
  • supporting writing in all grades and content areas
  • supporting students who are newcomers to the U.S.
  • increasing funding for pre-school/early literacy interventions
  • increasing funding for ongoing interventions for readers and writers