Education

Happy School Librarian Day!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  April 4th, 2014 

Flashback: the school was in Far Rockaway, the decade was the ‘80s, and the librarian was Mrs. Antosofsky… Our class visited the library once a week, sat...

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Teaching children about digital citizenship

Alexandra Wladich  April 3rd, 2014 

I recently overheard my six year old niece asking her mother for an iPhone. Although my niece is still mastering the skills needed to become a fluent reader, she is an...

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Teachers, this summer reading challenge is for you

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 31st, 2014 

Research tells us that teachers typically spend 4-6 weeks at the beginning of every school year re-teaching materials from the previous year. Why? Because students have...

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Our reading "pyramids"

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 28th, 2014 

March is National Nutrition Month, and you've likely seen a lot of health and wellness-related content in the news lately. I came across the USDA's re-imagined food...

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Live from China: Michelle Obama answers kids' questions

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 27th, 2014 

During her recent trip to China (March 19-26, 2014), the First Lady invited kids in U.S. classrooms to submit their questions about her trip. The questions rolled in, from...

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Bringing families together

Guest Blogger  March 26th, 2014 

In The Verge’s recent video feature, “The Future is Now,” president of Scholastic Media Deborah Forte discussed Scholastic’s goal in delivering unified on-screen...

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A milestone for the Scholastic Book Fairs app!

Morgan Baden  March 25th, 2014  Comments • 2

Big news about the Scholastic Book Fairs app: it just broke 100,000 downloads!

Teaching is more than academics

Anne Sparkman  March 25th, 2014 

Academics and student achievement are crucial topics in the dialogue surrounding education in America today. Teachers are constantly working with their students who have...

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Athletes who read every day (a March Madness-inspired post)

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 24th, 2014 

Like many Americans, the majority of my weekend was spent watching the NCAA March Madness games. (For any non-sports watchers, March Madness is basically the most epic...

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Scholastic reports Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Results

Scholastic  March 20th, 2014 

Earlier today Scholastic reported results for the fiscal 2014 third quarter ended February 28, 2014.

Becoming a math person on Pi Day

Alexandra Wladich  March 14th, 2014  Comments • 1

It’s Pi Day! No, not the delicious kind—I’m talking MATH. If you cringed at the word “math” you’re not alone. I am guilty of math anxiety and have told many of my peers “I...

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Move over, Katniss. Literature's unexpected heroines

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 13th, 2014 

Move over, Katniss. Step aside, Hermione. Take a seat, Jo March. There's a new crop of heroines in town. (Though you may not recognize their names right way.)

This astronaut is "on board" with summer reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 12th, 2014 

It may only be March, but we are knee-deep in planning our summer reading campaign.

Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web

Guest Blogger  March 12th, 2014  Comments • 5

Earlier today, Satbir Bedi, Scholastic's Chief Technology Officer, sent the following note to Scholastic Technology Services staff. We liked it so...

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Jeff Wilhelm on helping kids form their reading identities

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 11th, 2014 

Jeff Wilhelm, one of the authors of Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want—and Why We Should Let Them, recently stopped by the

Lucky (and green) reads & resources!

Morgan Baden  March 11th, 2014 

Monday is St. Patrick's Day, a day where everyone feels just a little bit Irish! Originally a religious holiday, the holiday has broadened quite a bit and is now, partly,...

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From Nellie Bly to Harriet the Spy

Suzanne McCabe  March 10th, 2014 

If you're celebrating Women's History Month in your classroom, here are some heroines—famous and not so famous—to consider:

What I know for sure

Guest Blogger  March 10th, 2014 

The following is an excerpt taken from It’s Not Complicated!

The inspiration of "aha" moments

Anne Sparkman  March 10th, 2014  Comments • 8

We've learned from teachers that they overwhelmingly chose their profession in order to make a difference in children's lives.

Tips to help parents support their children's success in school

Anne Sparkman  March 7th, 2014  Comments • 10

Listening to teachers always lends to learning interesting ideas and viewpoints going on in today's classrooms. We just heard from more than 20,000 teachers on a number of...

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Every day is a day to read aloud...

Morgan Baden  March 5th, 2014 

...But if you don't already, today is the day to start.

Welcome to World Read Aloud Day, a day when parents, students, educators and people from communities...

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Tomorrow and every day, read aloud

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 4th, 2014 

The benefits of reading aloud to children (and in turn, having them read aloud to you), are countless. A recent study out of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic...

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Math at the Oscars

Morgan Baden  February 28th, 2014 

There's something about a big red dog -- er, I mean carpet -- that gets me excited! This Sunday, I'll be watching (and tweeting) the Academy Awards, one...

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A global movement powered by the mighty read aloud

Guest Blogger  February 27th, 2014 

We're so pleased to welcome Pam Allyn, Executive Director and founder of LitWorld and LitLife, to the blog this afternoon. Pam is also a global reading...

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5 questions with Sarah Mlynowski

Megan Kaesshaefer  February 26th, 2014  Comments • 1

Author Sarah Mlynowski recently stopped by our offices to chat with us about her Whatever After series, her love of fairy tales, and what's on her mind. We thought we'd...

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