New contract

Hi everyone,

A few months ago I mentioned that a proposal for a new classroom book was in the works. We’ve now been offered a contract and expect to reach an agreement on it in the coming days. This book will be with TIM RASINSKI, professor of literacy education who holds the Rebecca Tolle and Burton W. Gorman Chair in Educational Leadership and is director of its award winning reading clinic at Kent State University; and LYNNE KULICH, Director of Early Learning, NWEA. For 40 years, NWEA has developed Pre-K–12 assessments and professional learning offerings to help advance all students along their optimal learning paths. They work with educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.

I’m the lucky poet who gets to compose the thirty poems that Tim and Lynne will use to build on for our collaboration We hope to get started before long.