Greater Kansas City Writing Project

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Our Story

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Established in 1983, the Greater Kansas City Writing Project (GKCWP) is one of nearly 200 university-based National Writing Project sites. We are a Pre-K - College community of educators and lifelong learners working in conjunction with the University of Central Missouri.

Our Mission

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Is to improve student achievement by improving the teaching of writing and improving learning in the nation’s schools. We believe that access to high-quality educational experiences is a basic right of all learners and a cornerstone of equity.

Partnerships

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We work in partnership with institutions, organizations, and our community to develop and sustain leadership for educational improvement.  

Support

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  • Improve student writing abilities.
  • Improve communication among urban, suburban, and rural teachers.
  • Support teachers with resources and a sense of community.
  • Support young writers with local workshops.
  • Support local school districts with professional development opportunities.

Inspire

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  • Inspire teachers to promote social justice in the classroom.
  • Encourage teachers to see themselves as writers.
  • Expand the professional and leadership roles of classroom teachers. 

Results

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Independent research shows benefits of Writing Projects to students and teachers. More


Our professional development improves student writing achievement.

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Resources

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