Dick Robinson on the value of reading

Guest Blogger  October 21st, 2014 

Dick Robinson, Chairman and CEO of Scholastic, discusses the importance of independent reading, reading for pleasure, and connecting children with the right books....

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Our favorite scary characters

Gina Asprocolas  October 21st, 2014 

With Halloween just ten days away, there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to put on your coziest sweater, grab a mug of hot apple cider, and revisit the...

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Taylor Swift wants to know how kids "Shake It Off"

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 21st, 2014 

You already know global superstar Taylor Swift is joining us on Ocotber 29th to talk to kids about her love of reading and writing (We. Cannot. Wait.).

Your Monday pick-me-up: 5 empowering quotes

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 20th, 2014 

Monday blues bringing you down? May I direct your attention to a board on Pinterest that is gauranteed to lift your mood.

94 years

Kristen Joerger  October 20th, 2014 

On October 20, 1920, M.R. Robinson published the first issue of The Western Pennsylvania Scholastic, a 4-page magazine for classrooms that covered high school...

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In Our Feeds: All about the books, school librarians & common writing mistakes

Brittany Sullivan  October 17th, 2014 

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

New York Comic Con Recap

Stephanie Smith  October 17th, 2014 

Hi OOM Readers! I don’t know about you but we still can’t get over how awesome New York Comic Con was—the biggest Comic Con to date! This past Sunday (October 12, 2014)...

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Making the most of your professional learning opportunities (and a giveaway for NY state teachers)

Alexandra Wladich  October 17th, 2014  Comments • 5

Today, Elizabeth Stein, a special education teacher and instructional coach in Smithtown, New York and author of Comprehension Lessons for RTI: Grades 3-5,...

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Free resources for Halloween

Alexandra Wladich  October 16th, 2014  Comments • 1

Halloween is right around the corner and Scholastic.com has tons of free resources, ideas and activities for the classroom. To get your students in the Halloween spirit we...

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Today is #SpiritDay! Are you going purple?

Michael Barrett  October 16th, 2014 

Are you wearing purple today?

Today is #SpiritDay - a day that supports LGBTQ youth against bullying.

Why purple you may ask? Well, according to...

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Hispanic music and family, and a giveaway!

Guest Blogger  October 15th, 2014  Comments • 1

All month, Maya & Miguel will be on OOM weekly to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Last time: Mexican art with Miguel; today, we...

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Congrats to the National Book Award finalists!

Lia Zneimer  October 15th, 2014 

The National Book Award finalists were announced early today, and with them a renewed resolve to read as much as humanly possible before the winners are declared in...

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'Trick or Tweet' with Goosebumps author R.L. Stine

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 15th, 2014 

This year, October 30th—not the 31st—is hands down the scariest day of the year. (Why the day before Halloween and not Halloween itself?) Because Goosebumps author...

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A bookseller's first Reading Club order

Michael Strouse  October 15th, 2014 

I've been at Scholastic for almost 14 years. In that time, I have helped thousands of kids pick out books. 

I firmly believe that kids are more likely to read if...

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Today is National Grouch Day!

Stephanie Smith  October 15th, 2014 

We’ve all had those days—waking up late for school, getting into a disagreement with your young brother or sister, and not doing so well on a math exam. As hard as you...

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