Saturday, November 03, 2012

Attention to the 'Writing Revolution' in The Atlantic

There’s been lots of attention paid to the importance of READING, but not nearly as much on WRITING – and how to teach it (Peg Tyre, The Atlantic):

For years, nothing seemed capable of turning around New Dorp High School’s dismal performance—not firing bad teachers, not flashy education technology, not after-school programs. So, faced with closure, the school’s principal went all-in on a very specific curriculum reform, placing an overwhelming focus on teaching the basics of analytic writing, every day, in virtually every class. What followed was an extraordinary blossoming of student potential, across nearly every subject—one that has made New Dorp a model for educational reform.

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