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August 30, 2016

Resource Watch: Students Can Now Publish Their Letters to the Next President

A website run by the National Writing Project and PBS member station KQED will publish students' letters to the next president about issues that matter to them.

June 27, 2016

From 'Hamilton' to Hogwarts, Teachers Are Bringing Pop-Culture Phenomena Into the Classroom

In recent months, teachers have been incorporating pop culture phenomena in their classroom in innovative ways to better engage their students.

March 01, 2016

Students Petition for Reinstatement of Teacher Put on Leave Over Poem

Thousands of students are petitioning for the reinstatement of a teacher who resigned after being placed on administrative leave over a controversial poem.

December 03, 2015

Are Some English Teachers Encouraging Bad Writing?

In an effort to encourage more descriptive writing, many language arts teachers have adopted that practice of barring students from using certain commonplace words in compositions.

September 30, 2015

The Hardest Part of Teaching Proper Grammar Might Be Unteaching It

Author Roxanna Elden offers some suggestions about teaching students to subvert the traditional rules of good grammar.

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

New Resource Lets Students Write Letters to Poets, and Maybe Get a Response

The Academy of American Poets has launched a new multimedia feature in which students can watch videos of prominent poets reading from their work and then write letters to the authors in response.

November 12, 2014

'Interstellar' Lesson Plans Aim to Bring Science Fiction Into Classrooms

Following the release of new movie "Interstellar," Paramount Pictures has teamed up with Google Play for Education to create a set of free math, science, and arts and literature lesson plans based on the film.

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.

July 17, 2014

Cursive Is Ready for a Comeback

When students never learn to read cursive, they lose access to any historical documents that haven't been typed up, experts say.

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