The Oxford Comma's Day in Court

March 23, 2017

Recently, a group of dairy workers won a court battle and were awarded overtime pay due solely to the fact that their overtime guidelines did not include an Oxford comma.

The workers wanted overtime for distribution of goods from the dairy. The guidelines governing what was NOT eligible for overtime pay read, in part:

The canning, processing, preserving, freezing, drying, marketing, storing, packing for shipment or distribution of:

On The Road Again

January 18, 2017

The PEG Writing team is excited to announce its first shows of 2017! In February, you can find us in Austin, TX, first at TCEA and then at the Texas Assessment Conference

Will you be at either one of these shows? Then come by the booth and say hello! We'll be in booth 1552 at the TCEA show and booth 604 during the Texas Assessment Conference.

So why should you stop by?

Behind the Scenes: Taking a Bite Out of the Big Apple

August 25, 2016

Erin Fletcher is the Assistant Manager of Online Content and Research here at Measurement Incorporated and is very involved with helping to curate the content our users see in MI's writing sites. Erin is also a twice published author of two YA books - Where You'll Find Me and Pieces of You and Me. She recently attended the Writer's Digest Annual Conference in New York City.

The Changing Landscape of Writing in the Classroom

June 30, 2016

PEG Writing: Changing Landscape of WritingHave you had a chance to read the recent report from Education Week? If not, you should!

Five Reasons YOU Should Be Using PEG Writing

June 23, 2016

Becoming a better writer is a skill that will follow students throughout their lifetimes, but getting students excited about practicing their writing can be a challenge.
How do you help reluctant writers practice their composition skills? One way is PEG Writing! PEG Writing is full of exciting tools for students and teachers alike. Today, we share five reasons YOU should be using PEG Writing in your classroom.

How Wild Is Your Pet Strawberry Contest Winners

June 1, 2016

A big thank you to all of those Texas students who participated in our PEG Writing How Wild Is Your Pet Strawberry? Writing Contest. We loved reading your essays! 
The winning class was Ms. Oliver's "6-1" 6th grade class from San Saba Middle School

PEG Writing: On The Road

May 26, 2016

It's that time of year again. End-of-grade tests, grade completion ceremonies, countdown projects - you're probably busy with all of this and more! The next few months will be quite busy for PEG Writing as well! We are on the road in Texas, Philadelphia, and Boston throughout the summer.

PEG Writing: A Year in Review

May 19, 2016

It's been a fun and exciting year for PEG Writing and our teachers and students. In case you missed anything, we've compiled a brief list of highlights from the 2015-2016 school year.
  • To all of our teacher users, have you missed any of our user webinars? They're available on demand in the support pages once you've logged in to your account. Catch up on the whole year!

A Brief Thank You For All You Do

May 3, 2016

Teachers play one of the most vital roles in child development; one that is all-too-frequently taken for granted. 
So today, National Teacher's Day, we want to say thank you for all you do. The impact you have on the lives of your students will travel with them as they grow and flourish. 
From the PEG Writing team to all of the teachers out there: have a wonderful day!


Increase PEG Writing Use In Your Classroom!

April 22, 2016

It's April, which means the flowers are blooming, the weather is turning warmer, and you're trying to figure out how to squeeze everything into the last few weeks of school before testing begins!