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Using poetry as an educational tool

Alexandra Wladich  January 14th, 2014  Comments • 2

Today is Poetry at Work Day! As you can imagine, we have a ton of poems floating around the Scholastic office.

8 teaching resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Lia Zneimer  January 10th, 2014 

This year, we're celebrating the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20. In honor of MLK Jr. Day, we've rounded up some of our teaching...

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We've got math on the mind

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 9th, 2014 

Here at Scholastic, we think math is pretty cool. (And it's not just because Project Runway's Tim Gunn told us so.) The folks in our Education Group have been working on...

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Happy Mentoring Month!

Alexandra Wladich  January 9th, 2014  Comments • 4

Happy New Year and Happy National Mentoring Month! Now more than ever children need positive role models in their life. It is proven that young people who...

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The best New Year's resolution you can make

Megan Kaesshaefer  January 7th, 2014 

Year after year on December 31st, as the clock inches towards midnight, millions of people vow to make a change in the coming year. But let's be honest, how many of you ...

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Meet the artist: Erin Stead

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 23rd, 2013  Comments • 1

Over the course of the last 12 weeks, we've highlighted the work of some of our favorite children's book author/illustrators who showed us what "Read Every Day. Lead a...

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Our 15 favorite social media moments this year

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 20th, 2013 

1. Harry Potter got a new look. Scholastic reissued the U.S. trade paperback editions of the entire Harry Potter series with...

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Five inspiring teachers we met this year

Alexandra Wladich  December 19th, 2013  Comments • 12

For over 90 years Scholastic has valued the importance of teachers and their positive impact on their students. To continue celebrating and supporting teachers we wanted...

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The 8 coolest kids we met in 2013

Kristen Joerger  December 18th, 2013 

The editors of Scholastic News hear lots of stories each year about kids doing amazing things in their communities and for the world. Many of these stories are featured in...

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Last calls are underway for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Anne Sparkman  December 17th, 2013 

Teen artists and writers everywhere, start making final touches to your masterpieces! Whether a last grammar edit, brush stroke, ceramic glaze, video edit or anything you...

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Meet the artist: Axel Scheffler

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 16th, 2013 

This week, we continue to feature the artwork and companion resources within our Art of Read Every Day campaign. Axel Scheffler's incredible piece is currently in the...

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Remembering Sandy Hook: A Parent's Letter to Teachers

Alexandra Wladich  December 13th, 2013 

As we take a moment to remember the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, we wanted to share a few passages of a letter written...

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A visit to Newark for My Very Own Library book fair

Nadia Almahdi  December 12th, 2013 

Having reading role-model parents or a large book collection at home has more of an impact on kids’ reading frequency than does household income (Kids...

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"Before READ 180, reading was boring to me."

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 12th, 2013 

We've got new videos up on YouTube, and they're all about READ 180, Scholastic's reading intervention program that includes curriculum, instruction, assessment &...

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A big win for Instructor Magazine!

Morgan Baden  December 11th, 2013 

We're celebrating!

Reading is a civil right

Alexandra Wladich  December 10th, 2013 

As we celebrate this year’s Human Rights Week, I couldn’t help but think of our mission statement at Scholastic.

Meet the artist: Judy Schachner

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 9th, 2013 

The next artist we're featuring from our Art of Read Every Day campaign is Judy Schachner.

I Survived: Pearl Harbor

Guest Blogger  December 6th, 2013 

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Scholastic has some helpful resources for students and teachers, and several reading recommendations, too.

The Hunger Games: the best civics lesson since Orwell's Animal Farm?

Morgan Baden  December 5th, 2013 

In the Wall Street Journal today, we can't get enough of Robert Pondiscio's "'The Hunger Games' is a Civics Lesson," which highlights the ways the groundbreaking...

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Save the date 12/12: A live Twitter chat on student comprehension and independent reading

Alexandra Wladich  December 4th, 2013 

Are you looking for expert advice on student comprehension and independent reading? Look no further! On Thursday, December 12th at 8pm EST, Jennifer Serravallo (@...

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One nation, reading together in India

Morgan Baden  December 4th, 2013 

A thousand schools. Five thousand students. One nation, reading together.

Schools tackle local & global issues in the Lexus Eco Challenge

Guest Blogger  December 3rd, 2013 

Ambitious environmental science wonders abound in the Lexus Eco Challenge, a national STEM-themed contest for grades 6–12 that offers teens the chance to...

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Meet the artist: Jerry Pinkney

Megan Kaesshaefer  December 2nd, 2013 

As many of our readers know, for the past few weeks, we've been highlighting artwork from our Art of Read Every Day collection. Each week we share artwork, information...

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Your best Thanksgiving car ride ever

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 26th, 2013 

Heading home for the holidays? So are 43 million Americans. According to the latest travel reports, 90% are driving, which means there might be one epic car ride standing...

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Meet the artist: Dav Pilkey

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 25th, 2013 

This week, we continue our celebration of The Art of Read Every Day with the artwork of children's book author and illustrator, Dav Pilkey. (Heard of him? Yea, I thought...

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