Presidents' Day—which honors the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln—was implemented in 1879 for government offices in Washington, D.C. The first federal...Read more
I'm a word nerd at heart, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the ways math comes to life around me. Math is especially obvious in sports, and since we're in the...Read more
There are two kinds of books on my "to read" list: the ones that I can't wait to start, and the ones I feel like I should. The latter are usually on my list by...Read more
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Students around the country are anticipating exchanging homemade Valentine’s Day cards and sharing candy hearts with...Read more
In Our Feeds: Famous books recreated by babies, Valentine's Day gifts for book lovers, and a #wordnerd infographicFebruary 7th, 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!
This is a big week here at Scholastic headquarters in New York City – National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards judging has officially begun!
There is no doubt that the Common Core State Standards are changing the educational landscape. This article featured in Education Week argues that the days of coloring and...Read more
The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are finally here! While the opening ceremony will still take place at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia tomorrow, today marks the first...Read more
The month of February is notable for many reasons, but for many of us at Scholastic, it’s the month of our top dog, Clifford the Big Red Dog. Why? Well, for starters, his...Read more
Today is Digital Learning Day. If you're in the education sphere, you may already know about this spcial holiday. If not, its purpose can be gleaned from the creator's...Read more
2014 is an Olympic year, and while lots of people are talking about who will win the gold, we're reading about it!
When I was in middle school, I was assigned a project called "My Life as a Sine Curve," which required me and my classmates to chart the highs and lows of our lives on a...Read more
Every child has dreams; however, it’s the supportive adults in their lives that help turn those dreams into reality.
Teachers are and will be some of the most...Read more
Have you ever had the experience of reading a book once and then, upon second reading, you read it differently? I call them Groundhog Day books, because,...Read more
We can probably each come up with a dozen reasons to read -- right? It's fun, it's free, it's an adventure in my pocket any time I need one. It connects me with history,...Read more
Every Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!...Read more
Although our long list of “to do’s” for this Sunday’s Super Bowl is filled with snacks to buy, guests to invite, and commercials to watch—we also have one task that we...Read more
Hear from the authors of Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want—and Why We Should Let ThemJanuary 31st, 2014
Turns out, all those Baby-sitters Club books I read had a lasting impact on my reading fluency -- and inspired me to tackle other texts I might have been reluctant to try...Read more
When I found out it was “National Preschool Fitness Day” I was a more than a little excited. When thinking about school most people squirm at the thought of Physical...Read more
If it's one thing I've learned from working at Scholastic for five plus years, it's don't talk to teachers about summer in the winter. One January afternoon a few years...Read more
Working at Scholastic means that every single day, I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by a love of reading and learning.
Our friends at Pottermore have given us three exclusive audio clips of J.K. Rowling! In them, she explains more about the character of Professor Gilderoy Lockhart. Have a...Read more
I was talking to a friend of mine recently about our reading habits: what novels we're into at the moment, whether we prefer hard copies of books to e-readers, and how...Read more
I know it’s some time until Valentine’s Day, but why not grab a book featuring your favorite dream date to prep for the day infamous for its red hearts, Cupid and secret...Read more