September 2nd, 2016
Low-income children are now entering school with stronger reading and math skills.
August 29th, 2016
In high-income communities, books are common. However, in high-poverty communities, there was about one book for every 300 children. Hence, the term “book desert”—a vast area... Read more
August 23rd, 2016
I'm recommending five commitments we can all make, as teachers, families and administrators.
August 16th, 2016
There have been some terrific articles on books, reading and literacy recently. Among the topics covered are the benefits of reading aloud, how to motivate kids to read,... Read more
August 1st, 2016
Like any other muscle, your brain needs regular exercise—especially in the summer when school is out—to grow and develop.
July 25th, 2016
We know that we must support the whole child as we set goals for our students’ academic success.
July 6th, 2016
I knew I wanted to do something that would be fun for my class, use the reading, writing, and research skills we’d learned during the year, and involve our community.
June 21st, 2016
Tigers Read! partners the nationally recognized Clemson University Football team’s head coach Dabo Swinney and his All in Team Foundation, Scholastic, and the CUTC in an... Read more
June 16th, 2016
How the biggest show on Broadway teamed with two nonprofits to immerse high school students in American history—and challenge them to create their own performances.
June 14th, 2016
Effective family engagement is best achieved through a balanced and reciprocal partnership among schools, families and the community.
May 27th, 2016
The maker movement has transformed the way students think and learn.
May 19th, 2016
On May 19, 2016 Scholastic invited its National Advisory Council to participate in a day-long dialogue about equity in education.
May 13th, 2016
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is more than just a career day; it is about mentoring, and its origins are rooted in social justice and equality.
May 6th, 2016
A dedication to removing learning barriers has resulted in dramatic improvements in some of the state’s most troubled districts.
April 22nd, 2016
Children learn that literacy is a voice. When they hear a story about something that resonates with their own feelings, they can dictate, write, draw, or play about it,... Read more
April 20th, 2016
Lesley Koplow is the Director of the Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice (ERP) at Bank Street College of Education. I recently spoke with her about efforts to help... Read more
March 25th, 2016
You’ve likely seen the research and read the reports about academic summer slide and how this contributes to the achievement gap. Coming from a principal who works in a... Read more
March 17th, 2016
Earlier this week, Scholastic Education announced that Michael Haggen would be the organization's new Chief Academic Officer. Michael has more than 20... Read more
January 27th, 2016
The ability to read is something many of us take for granted. It is something we learned long ago and practice so often that it seems almost an innate human function. And... Read more
January 21st, 2016
These are challenging times and I think we can all agree that there should be more hours in the day. Work, commuting, errands, cooking, staying on top of the household... Read more
December 17th, 2015
We've had plenty to talk about in 2015 -- from testing to read alouds to ESSA, our new federal education law.
Here are five big education stories that kept my... Read more
December 9th, 2015
Whatever holiday you celebrate this winter season, you can have fun involving your children in the preparations and build their literacy skills at the same time! Consider... Read more
November 20th, 2015
Educational challenges are abundant wherever resources are scarce. When policy makers and education leaders attempt to address those barriers, they tend to focus on... Read more
November 16th, 2015
Last month, Scholastic hosted a gathering of "family and community engagement" leaders from schools and communities across the country at its annual Scholastic FACE... Read more
November 4th, 2015
I read with interest a recent New York Times article by Rikha Sharma Rani entitled “Stopping Absenteeism at the Age of 5.” In it she highlighted the remarkable work of the... Read more