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May 28, 2015

A Problem With the 'Problem With Grit' Blog Post

By asking students to "fake it," teachers of writing can help motivate students to succeed, writes Rafael Heller of Jobs for the Future.

May 18, 2015

New Resource Highlights Exemplary Student Work

A new online resource offers a collection of student work to help educators see what students should be striving for.

May 18, 2015

Online Tests Fuel Rise in 'Tech-Prep' Instruction

Is it good 21st-century instruction to spend time teaching keyboarding and other computer skills? Or is it just another form of test prep?

May 01, 2015

Ohio District Preserves Cursive by Teaching It in Art Class

An Ohio school district revived cursive handwriting instruction by adding it to the art curriculum.

April 14, 2015

Writing in Google Docs Doesn't Affect Student Test Scores, Early Research Finds

Enthusiastic usage of Google Docs did not translate into improved student test scores, according to small-scale new study.

March 17, 2015

Robot Teaches Handwriting by Turning Students Into Teachers

A Swiss robot helps students improve their handwriting by having them learn by teaching.

February 24, 2015

Principals (and Superintendents) Must Model Writing

Just as with reading, it is best that the principal (and superintendent) model and lead as a writer.

February 23, 2015

NoRedInk Raises $6M to Teach Writing Using Hit TV Shows, Student Hobbies

NoRedInk, a website that uses student interests to create grammar and writing exercises, raised $6 million in a Series A round.

October 31, 2014

Developing Student Leadership

Advising a student publication takes perseverance, anyone who does it wouldn't argue that point. Empowering student leaders to be responsible for managing set publication sometimes requires a pep talk. Check this one out.

October 30, 2014

National Novel Writing Month Heads Into 16th Year

Starting November 1st, students in more than 2,000 classrooms will take on a major challenge: Write a novel in a month. The Young Writers Program, part of National Novel Writing Month, gives students and teachers the tools to make it happen.

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