News by Dean Fetzer June 13, 2013
An assignment at a New York prep school asks students to compose “suicide notes from the perspective of a suicidal character in the book "The Secret Life Of Bees."
News by Dean Fetzer June 11, 2013
During “Safety Day”, an elementary school in Hayward, California set up an exchange program offering books for toy guns to encourage kids to take firearms seriously.
News by Dean Fetzer
After looking at a number of studies, researchers believe “reading to a child in an interactive style raises his or her IQ by over 6 points.”
News by Christopher Shultz December 13, 2012
The teaching career of one Carol Ann Eastman is on shaky ground. Will her writing career take off as a result?
News by Dean Fetzer December 11, 2012
In a move guaranteed to incite criticism, American literature classics will be replaced with non-fiction books to get pupils ready for the workplace.
News by Dean Fetzer November 6, 2012
The mother of a Brighton, Colorado, 8th-grader was shocked to discover a homework assignment requiring him to answer questions about the short story, in light of a recent child abduction and murder.
Column by Keith Rawson July 10, 2012
A Bachelors, an MBA....Pfffft, who needs it? Why not just try living and writing instead?
Column by Rob Hart June 12, 2012
It's a tough question many writers struggle with: Is it worth it to get an MFA? On one hand, you get intense instruction. On the other, you pay A LOT of money. Can we talk about this?
Column by John Jarzemsky March 29, 2012
Advocates of censorship often invoke the name of children to support their cause, but repression of literature borders on abusive.
News by John Jarzemsky February 10, 2012
Two Michigan parents are once again undermining the educational efforts of the public school system in order to avoid properly raising their children.
News by John Jarzemsky
A new course offered at the Chicago Police Academy allows officers-in-training to explore their creative writing potential.
News by John Jarzemsky January 19, 2012
Spokespersons for the Tucson Unified School District say the banning of several textbooks has been "widely and incorrectly reported."
Column by John Jarzemsky January 11, 2012
Anyone who ever went to school has been forced to read stuff that they hated. Does the concept of a required curriculum do more harm than good?