Family & Community
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
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
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
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
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
Rosie Perez made her acting debut in Do the Right Thing in 1989. Since then, she has tried to live up to the title of Spike Lee’s film. She is a fierce...Read more
The Scholastic FACE Symposium, an annual gathering of family and community engagement leaders from across the country, kicks off October 4th in Miami. This year, we're...Read more
A version of this post first appeared on Scholastic's On Our Minds blog.
Scholastic News Kid Reporter Samuel Davis, 12, of Shreveport, La., is too young to...Read more
The author is the First Gentleman of Rhode Island.
Several years ago, Scholastic teamed up with the Yale Child Study Center to answer the question, “How can we help build resilience in struggling communities?...Read more
Over the past twenty years, I’ve had the privilege to work with educators, policy members, researchers, families, and community members to explore the benefits of and the...Read more
Last week, the First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, kicked off a two-year initiative to distribute 200,000 baby book bundles, donated by Scholastic, to NYC...Read more
How would teachers prioritize education funding? What aspects of their jobs give them the most satisfaction? What qualities do they believe great teachers have? Do...Read more
In the Virginia Beach Public Schools, our Title 1 organization has established that equity and adequacy are the pillars by which we...Read more
In 2010, as Title 1 Coordinator in Virginia Beach Public Schools, I had an a-ha moment regarding how we were and weren’t serving our Title I families in support of their “...Read more
You may know me from my latest book, It’s Not Complicated, my classroom libraries or my work in schools as a literacy expert.
Diversity is the heartbeat of our humanity. Books are mirrors into our inner lives, and also windows to the world. Our school and classroom libraries, on and offline,...Read more
You might have asked yourself recently: What is my mission as an educational leader? For me, my mission stems from my beliefs and my “whys” around education.
Martin Luther King, Jr. had a tremendous impact on my life. I learned so much from him during the course of my work with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
While I’m not typically a resolution-maker, there’s something about a new year that invites reflection. As I contemplate what I want to accomplish in 2015, rather than...Read more
Last week, I had the pleasure of listening to New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña speak about the importance of family engagement. Every time I hear Chancellor Fariña...Read more
This is a momentous time for young children. As we close in on the end of 2014 and the beginning of a new year, I feel encouraged and excited by many of the initiatives...Read more
There are lots of ways a parent or caregiver can support a child's learning and literacy growth at home -- from having conversations around the dinner table to being a...Read more
Good news: Pleasure reading is back (goodness knows why it was ever driven from our classrooms). Bad news: Well-meaning teachers and parents are fretting over the imagined...Read more