Washington, D.C.--Writing is a critical component of literacy, but few high school students write well enough to meet the needs of employers or colleges. Today, the Alliance for Excellent Education issues a new report, focusing on the importance of good writing skills and offering new insights about techniques that will improve writing instruction for secondary school students. Writing Next: Effective Strategies to Improve Writing of Adolescents in Middle and High School identifies eleven classroom practices that research suggests will help improve the writing abilities of students in grades 4-12.

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