Leadership

New Year, New School: Building a Culture of Literacy

Stephanie Brant  August 10th, 2016 
I created a space where students had more access to books and were more motivated to talk about the books they were reading.

Creating a School Culture that Values Independent Reading

Evan Robb  July 29th, 2016 
As a principal, you can shape teachers' theories of education by being an instructional leader who brings best practices to your school.

Learning Supports: Is it Really New?

W.L. 'Trey' Holladay  July 25th, 2016 
We know that we must support the whole child as we set goals for our students’ academic success.

What I Learned in My First Year as Superintendent

Dana West  July 18th, 2016 
I’m the first to admit I didn’t know what to expect from my first year as superintendent, but I have put together some reflections and lessons-learned from the last year.

Creating Transformational Educational Leaders

Brian Smith  June 17th, 2016 

The superintendent position of any school district is an important role that all employees and students of the school system rely on, as well as the community as a whole....

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Family and Community Engagement Is a Partnership

Michael Haggen  June 14th, 2016 
Effective family engagement is best achieved through a balanced and reciprocal partnership among schools, families and the community.

“Ten Tips” from Phyllis C. Hunter: The First in a New Video Series

Phyllis C. Hunter  May 18th, 2016 
Scholastic Education is excited to introduce a new video series called “Ten Tips," featuring strategies for building literacy skills and fostering student achievement.

Live, Laugh, Love to Read: Literacy and Family Engagement at the Library of Congress

Bryonna Head  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.

Alabama's Big Growth

Linda Felton-Smith  May 6th, 2016 
A dedication to removing learning barriers has resulted in dramatic improvements in some of the state’s most troubled districts.

What Happened at #EWA16? Some Twitter Highlights

Julia Graeper  May 5th, 2016 
Earlier this week, EWA held its annual national seminar in Boston, MA, inviting the nation's education reporters to open a dialogue about "The Quest for Quality and Equity"... Read more

Hearing Trauma’s Voice: A Conversation With Lesley Koplow (Part 2)

Suzanne McCabe  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

Hearing Trauma's Voice: A Conversation with Lesley Koplow (Part 1)

Suzanne McCabe  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

Storyworks Jr.: a Brand-New Resource for Third Grade ELA Instruction

Julia Graeper  April 14th, 2016 
Third grade is an important year. It’s the year of transition from learning to read to reading to learn; it’s the first year of high-stakes testing; and it’s the year that in... Read more

ESSA Explained: Our Take, and a Helpful Video

Julia Graeper  April 12th, 2016 
We all know that ESSA is in, and NCLB is out, but where can we turn to really make sense of this legislation?

The 7 Habits of Highly Impactful Librarians

Evan St. Lifer  April 11th, 2016 
These seven habits represent effective and proven strategies that are rooted in research and evidence-based practice. They are designed to help librarians revise and improve... Read more

Five Things I Learned from edu@scholastic Bloggers

Tyler Reed  April 7th, 2016 

At the end of this week, after almost three years of editing, writing and caring for this blog, I'll be handing the keys over to a new editor, Julia Graeper.

Summer Is Right Around the Corner. Is Your School Ready?

Kelli Cedo  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...

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All Ideas Are Welcome

Wayne D'Orio  March 18th, 2016 

In a quick and funny 15 words, Roland Martin, the host and managing editor of News One Now, both explained and dismissed a long-simmering tension between educators and non...

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Five Questions with Scholastic Education's Chief Academic Officer

Tyler Reed  March 17th, 2016  Comments • 1

Earlier this week, Scholastic Education announced that Michael Haggen would be the organization's new Chief Academic Officer. Michael has more than 20...

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My Story: From a Job Cut to Becoming School Librarian of the Year

Kristina Holzweiss  February 23rd, 2016  Comments • 3

Kristina Holzweiss of Bay Shore Middle School, Bay Shore, NY, was named School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year in August 2015.

Live Streaming for Scholastic Education Reading Summit — Starting Feb. 14

Tyler Reed  February 9th, 2016 

The Scholastic Education Reading Summit brings together school leaders for a three-day conference focused on literacy and building powerful, joyful results-drive...

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Asking Our Way to Education Solutions

Byron Garrett  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...

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Seven Leadership Ideals to Pursue in 2016

Anita Skop  January 19th, 2016 
The start of a new year is a time when traditionally we take the opportunity to start fresh and set new goals. It is a chance to say “do-over,”

One Principal’s Resolution for 2016: ‘Ask the Children’

Ken Grover  January 15th, 2016 
As a new year begins and I, like many, take a fresh look at what’s important in my role as a principal, I come back to a simple mantra: “Ask the children.”

Five Inspiring School Leaders I Met This Year

Wayne D'Orio  December 29th, 2015 

As editor of Scholastic Administr@tor magazine, one of the best parts of my job is meeting inspiring educators and learning about what they are doing and how it is working...

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