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.
June 13th, 2016
I’m fortunate to be in a book club with a group of longtime friends, many of whom are retired teachers. On my drive home the other night, I was brimming with energy after... Read more
June 9th, 2016
We’re especially proud of our new approach to video, which we’re calling the Video Read-Aloud. We see it as a real game-changer for instruction.
June 1st, 2016
Let’s face it—finding enough time to teach science and social studies can be a challenge. For example, as a first grade teacher, my schedule allows me only a single 30-... Read more
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 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.
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.
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
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
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
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?
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
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.
March 31st, 2016
April is School Library Month and we are kicking it off with the 2016 School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Award! This third-annual award honors K–12 library... 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 22nd, 2016
I made a confession to Kwame Alexander, that when he originally asked me to share my thoughts on his work-in-progress titled, “Page-to-Stage”, I was secretly worried. How... Read more
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... 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
March 10th, 2016
These are momentous times. It is more important than ever before that our children become lifelong readers, writers and learners
March 1st, 2016
Last month, the CBS Evening News ran a feature about Scholastic News Kid Reporters on the campaign trail. “There’s no democracy without journalism,” CBS anchor Scott... Read more
February 23rd, 2016
Kristina Holzweiss of Bay Shore Middle School, Bay Shore, NY, was named School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year in August 2015.