The Learning Network: Third Annual Student Editorial Contest: Write About an Issue That Matters to You

March 04, 2016
By Educator Innovator

The New York Times Learning Network is holding its third annual student editorial contest, featuring short, evidence-based persuasive essays where teenagers take a stand on an issue and attempt to convince readers of their point of view. Deadline: March 29, 2016

“As teachers know, the persuasive essay has long been a staple of high school education, but the Common Core standards seem to have put evidence-based argumentative writing on everybody’s agenda.

You couldn’t ask for a more real-world example of the genre than the classic newspaper editorial.”

By Michael Gonchar and Katherine Schulten

Interested in finding out more? Read the full article at The Learning Network.