Tag Archives: Upper Peninsula of Michigan

A Teacher’s Message of Brotherly Love on a Cold Winter’s Day (Amy)

I beg you Do something Learn a dance step Something to justify your existence Something that gives you the right To be dressed in your skin in your body hair Learn to walk and to laugh Because it would be … Continue reading

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Surprise Me

~Guest Blog by Joe Routhier It shouldn’t surprise me that members of Congress don’t get it.  It shouldn’t surprise me that there are large groups of community members , even parents, that don’t get it.  It shouldn’t surprise me that … Continue reading

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Funding Programs Like the NWP States that Education Matters

  Guest Blog by Shannon Ruiz   While visiting my parents’ home this week during our Spring Break, I came across an assignment from my high school years. As I was not much different from my own students, there was no … Continue reading

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PLEASE SAVE THE NWP: A Student’s Perspective (Amy)

I ask our elected officials to imagine the students across America whose lives have been touched by National Writing Project teachers and programs. The NWP creates an authentic audience for young writers in print, public events and the digital landscape. The NWP creates avenues for students … Continue reading

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NWP = Magical Kingdom

  Guest Post by Jan Sabin, Site Director Upper Peninsula Writing Project   Please don’t ever make me sing the rainbow song!  That was a statement I made years ago at my first National Writing Project conference. I was a … Continue reading

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Getting Connected in the Snowy Upper Peninsula: A Message from President Obama to Our Community and to America (Heather)

“Connecting our people. Competing with the rest of the world. Living within our means without sacrificing what’s required to win our future. We can all do this. We’ve done it before.” “If you can do this in the snowy wilderness … Continue reading

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Join us for “The Story Line,” an exhibition of family stories and local histories (Heather)

“Often the butter pat fell in the oven, as it was hard to see with teary eyes.” ~Ida Karttunen                    When my great-grandmother Ida (Nisonen) Karttunen arrived in America from Finland, she settled with her husband and daughter … Continue reading

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