As part of Scholastic's "Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life." literacy campaign, we commissioned 13 children's book illustrators to capture the spirit of the campaign...Read more
In this American RadioWorks podcast, psychology professor Dan Willingham explains the learning "sweet spot."
The reading of "complex texts" is given tremendous attention in the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. Why? At Scholastic's recent Teacher Appreciation...Read more
School is in full swing across the country. And we begin a new year with many challenges facing the education system that underscore the need for engaged families, and...Read more
The Houston Independent School District won the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education today in recogition of its efforts in raising achievement, graduation rates and...Read more
Angela Duckworth, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania widely known for research into the importance of student self control and "grit," was awarded a...Read more
I love the energy of the back-to-school season. I love those early days of school when backpacks are still glistening and sneakers are bright white. I love to see the...Read more
Earlier this month, NASA announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft (launched back in 1977, before I was born) had left the solar system, becoming the first probe to ever...Read more
Currently, states and local school districts determine their approach to identifying and classifying students as English learners (ELs). But with 45 states signing onto...Read more
Every school year spawns a new list of educational fads and jargon. This year I’ve heard a new term: accountable reading. I’m accountable for delivering my...Read more
In this article, author and creative writing professor Rachel Toor shares a few writing tips. Some of the highlights:
How many educators begin their speeches by singing James Brown's "I Feel Good"? If you answered one, you get an A. If you said Phyllis C. Hunter, give yourself an A+....Read more
How can students benefit from effective classroom teaching if they are chronically late and often not in the classroom at all? Research continues to demonstrate the...Read more
A great read from University of Maryland mathematics professor Manil Suri. The piece shows brilliance and beauty in math beyond arithmetic drills.
More than 90 years ago, only three short years after founding Scholastic, M. R.
With so much attention given to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice, what has risen to the surface for math instruction is the need for students to...Read more
Don't miss The Atlantic's new education channel! There's already some interesting stuff to check out, including this essay that weighs the pros and cons of exposing very...Read more
Teachers have established a strong presence on social media site Pinterest, which allows users to virtually “pin” photos to categorized boards. Whether you seek book...Read more
Today marks the 12th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11. For most adults, it’s hard to believe that so much time has passed since that terrible day. For some older kids,...Read more
You might have seen a recent poll that showed only about a third of all Americans had heard of the Common Core standards.
Here's what happened when we went to the...Read more
Here's a fun game for a Monday afternoon: Come up with your best explanation for the results of this Gallup poll!
Several months ago, I was invited to do a radio interview.
"Why do they want you?" asked my 93-year-old mother.
"They think I'm an expert on the topic," I...Read more
The Funds of Knowledge, drawn from the seminal work of language researcher Luis Moll, sound like what they are: substantial, essential, hopeful. And I think of...Read more
Merriam-Webster defines an urban legend as, “an often lurid story or anecdote that is based on hearsay and widely circulated as true.” In this era of rapid change and...Read more