In a writing workshop, students rewrite papers and essays using the constructive criticisms of others — ideally, of as many different people as possible. But how do your teachers make that happen, especially if each one is struggling alone in an overcrowded classroom?

Ted Nellen's "Cyber English" class offers one answer.

For the past three years, volunteer mentors have helped Nellen teach his classes at Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers in Manhattan. Students design and build original web pages that feature writing they do in Nellen's


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