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Be Accountable

There's a lot of talk about accountability these days. Based on the successes and failures of various schools, we can conclude pretty confidently that accountability is important for students; if a student, and all of his or her achievement and labor, is accountable to someone, that will give the student an enormous boost. That lesson is one we can all learn from. Today I want to talk about why being accountable to someone is crucial for your creative writing. (Read more »)

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of JFK's birth by participating in the Profile in Courage Essay Contest. Write a 1,000 word essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. In honor of the centennial, the first-place prize has been increased to $20,000 and the top 25 essays will receive cash awards.
Contest deadline: January 4, 2017.


Al Hunt, Chair of the Profile in Courage Award Committee honors 2016 winner Zhen Tu at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. Click here to read her winning essay.

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