Join the NWA Writing Project and the New York Times’ Learning Network as we consider whether or not schools should give students body report cards. For lesson plans, a PowerPoint slideshow, and four articles to get you started, visit our Google Drive folder at

You can find additional resources, including an invitation to students 13 and older to post their comments, on The Learning Network blog. As the first state to adopt the practice, our students’ perspectives would be particularly valuable to the conversation. Let us know how it goes!