Like many other professional organizations for teachers of English/Language Arts, the Nebraska Writing Project develops position statements. These position statements address educational issues important to teachers active in Nebraska. They are especially useful during periods of heightened public controversy over various aspects of education. All Nebraska Writing Project position statements:
- Are grounded in current research and educational practice;
- Are developed by a team of Nebraska Writing Project professionals;
- Are written to agree with and extend position statements by other professional organizations in English/Language Arts; and
- Are posted only after formal approval by the Nebraska Writing Project Advisory Board.
Nebraska Writing Project position statements are intended to be useful for school boards, administrators, department chairs, individual teachers, families, students, and home school associations when policy controversies arise in their districts. The policy statements articulate professionally-informed positions on specific issues. The Nebraska Writing Project encourages educational professionals to share these statements with their constituents, when appropriate. The statements may help explain informed, professional positions on the issues addressed.
The current list of Nebraska Writing Project position statements includes:
- Position Statement on Inclusive and Socially Just Teaching (Aug 2012)
- Position Statement on Literacy-Based Education (Aug 2012)
- Position Statement on Place-Based Education (Aug 2012)
- Position Statement on Standards and Assessment (Aug 2012)
Links to conferring professional organization’s statements are listed for each position statement.