IN OUR SCHOOLS: Emphasis placed on ability to write

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Northwest Local Schools is making big changes in its three middle schools to get its adolescent students writing papers before they get to high school.

Susan Grigsby‘s insight:

I think it is interesting to read that "A new course called the Fifth Core will get students researching and writing papers in a daily class created by adding 30 minutes onto existing English classes. However, since the district doesn’t have enough English teachers to go around, social studies and science teachers will be part of the writing team, said Mark Farmer, the district’s assistant superintendent of curriculum. There is no mention in this article whatsoever about the school librarian – the very person who’s job it is to teach research. They "don’t have enough English teachers?" Do they have librarians? I’m curious…

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