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The Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP), located at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, is a site of the National Writing Project. PhilWP is a teacher network of over 850 teacher consultants who work with teachers and other educators to explore literacy, writing, teaching, and learning in their classrooms and schools regardless of grade or discipline.

The mission of the Philadelphia Writing Project is to enhance the teaching of writing as a critical tool for learning in all Philadelphia schools. Further, our mission is to support and provide high quality professional development based on current literacy research while encouraging inquiry and leadership in and across classrooms and schools.

Since 1986, PhilWP has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia, individual public, charter, and parochial schools, school district offices, and partner organizations to provide professional learning opportunities to teachers and administrators. 

In partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, PhilWP selects one teacher-consultant each year to serve as the PhilWP Scholar, which is a fully funded and full-time fellowship to take two years of graduate coursework toward the Ed.D. degree. Additionally, prospective master’s students in Literacy Studies may apply to serve as a PhilWP Fellow, a competitive scholarship program intended to support educators in working with the PhilWP teacher network.