The Student Press Initiative is celebrating its 16th year of publishing student work, and our publication team is excited to continue empowering schools & students as they go public with their writing this year. Last year, we worked alongside schools in New York, North Carolina, Georgia, and Singapore to create 18 student-authored publications focused on everything from surviving high school to dystopian futures. More publications are already in the works for this year, including one from our long-term partner, the Morris Academy of Collaborative Studies, whose students will be publishing their 10th anthology this spring.
Why student publishing?
Establishing voices as writers: by engaging in intensive genre study of real-world texts, including analysis of content, structure, and craft, students can hone their individual writing skills.
Higher levels of engagement: What are your favorite texts? Who are your favorite authors? Questions like this can help breed inspiration at the start of a publication project, and they allow teachers and students to build upon their shared interests. When working together for a common goal, students are more engaged and more enthusiastic in their learning.
Connecting writing to a larger purpose: Student writing is often read by one person (a teacher), and for one reason (a grade). Writing for an authentic audience and purpose allows students to gain skills and perspectives that will serve them beyond the classroom.
TheCenterforProfessionalEducationofTeachers(CPET) at Teachers College, Columbia University is devoted to advancing global capacities in teacher education, research, and whole school reform. CPET advocates for excellence and equity in education through direct service to youth and educators, innovative school projects, international research that examines and advocates the highest quality instructional and assessment practices today, and sustainable school partnerships that leverage current policy and mandates to raise literacy levels and embed collaborative communities of learning. Uniting theory and practice, CPET promotes rigorous and relevant scholarship and is committed to making excellent education accessible worldwide.
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