March 04, 2016
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.