Family & Community
Colleen Graves of Lamar Middle School in Flower Mound, TX was named a School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Award finalist in September...Read more
Here’s a question for all of you who are reading this (as well as for myself!): Are we really doing enough to...Read more
Andy Plemmons of David C. Barrow Elementary School in Athens, GA was named a School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Award finalist in...Read more
Through the magnificent documentary “I AM ELEVEN,” I was recently reminded of how amazing being 11 years old can be.
On September 4, the doors of New York City's public schools swung open to a new crop of students—more than 1.1 million in all.
Because of Mayor Bill de Blasio's...Read more
Educators know very well the importance of having strong partnerships with parents, yet building these can be one of the most challenging aspects of the job. Scholastic...Read more
The experts at Scholastic Instructor magazine have curated a great list of "Back-to-School Reads" for the latest issue. The list includes books for kids in grades PreK-8...Read more
As Teacher Week @ Scholastic comes to a close, NYC Chancellor Carmen Fariña leaves us with some valuable “C” words to consider during this school year.
Monday, August 18, marked the start of Teacher Week @ Scholastic. This year's speakers included Dr. Timothy Rasinski, who discussed "The Essentials of Developing Reading...Read more
Every year, tens of thousands of kids leave their homes in Central America, hoping to find their parents in the United States. They make their way north, dodging drug...Read more
There are a multitude of gaps in the news lately. Whether it is income, inequality or achievement we're talking about it. A more recent one has been gaining attention and...Read more
When I was in elementary school, I sometimes helped one of my younger brothers with his homework. Occasionally, I did the homework myself. One afternoon, his teacher,...Read more
Getting children to read over the summer—or any time of year—can be a struggle. Coersion and rewards, writes Daniel Willingham, a University of Virginia psychology...Read more
Readers of The New York Times have eagerly been sharing a story that illustrates something middle school educators already know: the “cool kids” in 7th grade too often...Read more
Educators, researchers and parents have long understood the importance of reading aloud to young children -- both to instill in them the importance of books and reading,...Read more
With the school year wrapping up for most students, what better way to celebrate than with a family literacy event? It is a great way to bring families together to...Read more
Books teach us about life and its corollary, death. We try to make sense of the splendor and the ruin around us by turning to great works of literature. Often, those works...Read more
A new report by the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) examines the impact that learning and attention issues have on millions of children and young adults...Read more
“I’m not a math person.” “I can’t dance.” “I’m dumb and she’s smart.” “I’m just naturally an artist.”
All of the above are statements you might have heard from your...Read more
I could read with a fairly high level of understanding a complicated paper analyzing education policy or corporate communications strategies or a Major League Baseball...Read more
Reading during the summer has always felt special to me. I love scanning the summer book lists that people create for recommendations. They’re usually themed or organized...Read more
Today, I want to thank my fifth grade teacher, Mr. Silverman, for always challenging me to ask "why?"
He was always tough on his students, pushing us to dig deeper,...Read more
It's been 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty," and 60 years since Brown v.
Three inspiring educators joined us for a Google+ Hangout last night focused on summer reading and stopping the summer slide.
Moderated by Pam Allyn, co-founder of...Read more