Laine Falk is an Editorial Director for Scholastic News. She and her team create the first- and second-grade editions of Scholastic News. Laine earned her B.A. in Russian and English literature at the University of Chicago, and received a Master’s in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin. Scholastic has been her professional home for more than 15 years. In that time, she has written nonfiction on all kinds of topics for young learners.