ERIC Number: ED456436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
National Writing Project. Hearing before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations. United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, Special Hearing (Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, April 17, 2001).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Appropriations.
The federally funded National Writing Project has 167 sites in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Of the eight sites in Mississippi, the Live Oak Writing Project is the newest, based at the Gulf Coast campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Long Beach. A Congressional Committee on Appropriations special hearing was held to review the success and importance of federally funded teacher training programs, specifically the National Writing Project and the Live Oak Writing Project. This booklet contains the minutes of the hearing. The booklet is divided into the following sections: Opening Statement of Senator Thad Cochran; Statement of Dr. Richard Sterling, executive director, National Writing Project; Prepared Statement; Statement of Dr. Sherry Swain, director, Mississippi Writing and Thinking Project, Starkville, MS; Prepared Statement; Statement of Dr. Huntley Biggs, executive director, Mississippi Power Foundation; Prepared Statement; Statement of Kim Myrick Stasny, Ph.D., superintendent, Bay St. Louis-Waveland School District; Prepared Statement; Statement of Stacey Gorum, teacher, North Bay Elementary School; Statement of Sharon McKenna Ladner, curriculum instruction specialist, Pascagoula School District; Statement of Lisa Eveleigh, parent, North Elementary, Bay St. Louis, MS; Prepared Statement; National Writing Project Evaluation, Student Writing Achievement, Year One Results; National Writing Project Annual Report 2000; Letter from Amy Tuck, Lieutenant Governor, State of Mississippi, to Senator Thad Cochran; Prepared Statement of State Senator Alice V. Harden; Prepared Statement of Kim Patterson, co-director, Mississippi State University Writing/Thinking Project; Prepared Statement of Linda Buchanan; Prepared Statement of Jeanne R. Ezell; Prepared Statement of John W. Dorroh; and Prepared Statement of Katherine Dale Pohl, parent. (NKA)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Financial Support, Hearings, Meetings, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, Teacher Education, Writing Instruction
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402. For full text: http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/senate.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Appropriations.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi