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The San Antonio Writing Project (SAWP) is an official National Writing Project site. It is supported by financial and professional resources of the University of Texas at San Antonio and the local school districts of San Antonio. The SAWP, currently celebrating its 14th year, supports teachers from all over San Antonio and celebrates the professionalism, expertise, and talent of our state’s educators. In keeping with the National Writing Project model, SAWP is based on the belief that teachers are the key to education reform, teachers make the best teachers of other teachers, and teachers benefit from studying and conducting research. As such, the following are the primary goals of the site:

  • To improve students’ writing abilities by improving the teaching and learning of writing in the nation’s schools,
  • Provide professional development programs for classroom teachers,
  • Expand the professional roles of teachers.


The  National Writing Project, founded at the University of California Berkeley in 1973, is a nationwide professional development program for teachers devoted to improving the teaching of writing and learning from kindergarten through college. The NWP receives federal funding which it currently grants to nearly 200 local sites in 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Collectively, these sites serve approximately 100,000 teachers every year, in all grades, in all disciplines. NWP has been named one of the most cost-efficient, effective professional development programs in the history of our country.

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