In pursuit of better student writing
In Chicago public schools, district officials are working on a plan that would require students in certain grades to pass a writing exam before moving to the next grade.
Since the No Child Left Behind federal law was passed five years ago, many schools, especially those in low-income communities, have focused most of the instruction time on reading and math - the two subjects where the law requires student testing. As a result, critics contend, writing has been downplayed.
More from the Chicago Tribune.
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