Take a virtual field trip to Ellis Island

Lia Zneimer  November 12th, 2014 

On this day in 1954, Ellis Island—once considered the "gateway to America"—officially shut its doors.

Happy National Novel Writing Month!

Gina Asprocolas  November 12th, 2014  Comments • 1

Sharpen those pencils and clean off those keyboards, aspiring authors – it’s NaNoWriMo (or, National Novel Writing Month)!

All November long,...

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What does "possible" feel like?

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 12th, 2014 

As a part of our Open a World of Possible initiative, we asked kids to share with us what "possible" means to them. Not only did they impress us with their vocabulary and...

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Barry Lane: A Poem Is Not a Pepsi

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 11th, 2014 

Barry Lane has written many professional books including But How Do You Teach Writing?, After The End, Revisers Toolbox, and 51 Wacky We-...

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Celebrating Veterans Day

Stephanie Smith  November 11th, 2014 

Today on OOM we are celebrating Veterans Day. This holiday honors those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and it is very special to me as both of my grandfathers...

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Celebrating 25 years of the Black Lagoon!

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 10th, 2014 

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the beloved Black Lagoon series. We are celebrating this incredible milestone in a few special...

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Scholastic Parent & Child's Gold Star Toy Awards

Kristen Joerger  November 10th, 2014  Comments • 10

How did holiday shopping season creep up on us yet again? It seems like just yesterday that the kids were on summer break, but before you know it the holiday gifting...

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Celebrate Thanksgiving with #scholasticturkeyday

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 10th, 2014 

Guest blogger Julie Russell from the Scholastic Teacher Channel joins us today to talk about a special new Thanksgiving campaign.


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Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

Guest Blogger  November 7th, 2014 

Today, we have a guest post from Jen Barone, a Scholastic editor at Science World magazine. Jen is on an incredible adventure that may take her to the bottom of the...

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Wopila! The one word I learned in Lakota

Deimosa Webber-Bey  November 6th, 2014 

Educating in Indian country, I learned more than I taught; and immersed in the classroom with Native American teenagers, I had the reality check every teacher goes through...

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Meet the 32 new Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Kid Reporters!

Brittany Sullivan  November 5th, 2014 

Today, we are beyond excited to announce the 2014-2015 members of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps!

Cultivating a culture of family engagement

Alexandra Wladich  November 5th, 2014 

Now more than ever teachers are looking for parents to be their partners in learning. As research has shown, parent involvement in a student’s academic career can have a...

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Today is Election Day!

Gina Asprocolas  November 4th, 2014 

All across the United States today, people will head to the polls and cast their votes in this important midterm election! What’s a midterm election, you...

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Celebrating fall reads

Stephanie Smith  November 4th, 2014 

While growing up in Philadelphia I was surrounded by tall buildings, busy streets, and bright lights. When I decided to apply for college I knew I wanted to go somewhere...

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Tonight: a Twitter chat with Maggie Stiefvater!

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 4th, 2014 

Plans tonight? Cancel 'em. You've got a Twitter chat to attend!

Join This is Teen (@this_is_teen) and New York Times...

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Marathon reads

Lia Zneimer  November 3rd, 2014 

This past weekend, more than 50,000 runners made their way to New York for the 2014 New York City Marathon. While they tackled the 26.2 miles in the bitter cold, their...

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Reminder: Join Usher this Thursday for a live webcast!

Megan Kaesshaefer  November 3rd, 2014 

"I'm going to show you that by being a reader, you can make anything possible." Usher takes his committment to helping kids understand the value of reading seriously. That...

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Throwback Halloween costumes

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 31st, 2014 

The On Our Minds team loves a good throwback picture, and in case you couldn't tell from the contents of our blog posts this weekend, we also love Halloween. That said, we...

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Scholastic’s Trade Division celebrates Halloween

Stephanie Smith  October 31st, 2014 

Yesterday Scholastic’s trade division celebrated their seventh annual Halloween costume party! This year the party was held in what we call the “Greenhouse” which is our...

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In Our Feeds: A new Harry Potter story, National Cat Day, and loads of Halloween fun

Gina Asprocolas  October 31st, 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!

Scholastic employees get in the Halloween spirit

Lia Zneimer  October 31st, 2014 

We know that Scholastic employees are an enthusiastic and committed bunch. When it comes to holidays, Halloween is no exception. Keeping the tradition strong, employees...

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R.L. Stine's spooktacular social media takeover

Lia Zneimer  October 30th, 2014 

Today was the day we'd all been waiting for: spookmaster R.L. Stine stopped by Scholastic HQ in SoHo for his annual social media takeover. Pre-Halloween seems to be the...

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“Mischief, managed!”

Nadia Almahdi  October 30th, 2014 

October 30 is known as “Mischief Night,” an evening typically associated with pranks and shenanigans. Since we want to avoid any trouble, vandalism, and run-ins...

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Abracadabra! It’s National Magic Week

Michael Barrett  October 29th, 2014 

“We’ve got magic to do – just for you!”

One of the many benefits of working at a place like Scholastic is encountering magical creatures and characters...

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Classic Halloween Scholastic

Deimosa Webber-Bey  October 29th, 2014 

We took a look in the Scholastic archive, and brought up some classics from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, to reflect on what thrilled us back in the day - check them out! ...

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