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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Let's Make Summer Learning Experiences Joyful, Rich and Rewarding

Pam Allyn  March 10th, 2016 
These are momentous times. It is more important than ever before that our children become lifelong readers, writers and learners

Student Reporters Get Real World Experience on the Campaign Trail

Suzanne McCabe  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...

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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.

Taking Guided Reading Instruction to the Next Level

Maria Walther  February 18th, 2016 

In her last post, Next Step Guided Reading Assessment co-author Maria Walther shared her ideas about...

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On Read Alouds: ‘Pull a Favorite Book, Stop What You Are Doing, and Read to Them’

Lester Laminack  February 11th, 2016 

The following essay was first printed as the closing comments in Lester Laminack (2009)"Unwrapping the Read Aloud: Making Every Read Aloud Experience Intentional and...

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A Q & A About Writing, Reading and Storytelling with Author Carmen Agra Deedy

Tyler Reed  February 10th, 2016 

Award-winning children's book author Carmen Agra Deedy is scheduled to deliver the opening keynote at Scholastic Education's 2016 Reading Summit on February 14th. In...

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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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‘The Book Party’ — A Poem by Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander  February 8th, 2016 

Poet, educator and author Kwame Alexander, in anticipation of joining Scholastic and speaking at our Scholastic Education 2016 Reading Summit next week, has penned the...

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Why Joyful Read Aloud Experiences Are Essential for Young Readers

Maria Walther  February 2nd, 2016 

If you asked most of the teachers I know, “What is your favorite time of the day?” I believe many would answer—reading aloud. In my 30 years of teaching first grade, I...

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How Pinellas County (FL) is Creating a Literacy Movement in its Community

Lindsay Carson  January 27th, 2016 

The ability to read is something many of us take for granted. It is something we learned long ago and practice so often that it seems almost an innate human function. And...

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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.”

Behind My Scholastic News Cover Story About a Nine-Year-Old Syrian Refugee

Joe Bubar  January 12th, 2016 

At Scholastic News, one of our goals is to cover complex news topics for kids in a way they can understand without feeling overwhelmed.

Ten Surefire Tips for Maximizing Student Reading Stamina

Laura Robb  January 7th, 2016 

I have just invited eighth grade students to select books and find comfortable places to read them. During the first ten minutes, Adam does everything in his power to...

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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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How to Take a Mid-Year Checkup of Student Mastery in Your School Or District

Michael Haggen  December 23rd, 2015 

The mid-point in the school year is a great opportunity for school and district leaders to step back and do an evaluation of standards that may not have been mastered by...

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Five Big Stories in Education in 2015

Tyler Reed  December 17th, 2015 

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...

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Four Things Educators Should Know About ESSA, the New Federal Education Law

Jessie Lyons  December 10th, 2015 

Today President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); the reauthorization of President Johnson’s 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This...

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Deck the Halls with Boughs of Literacy

Nell K. Duke  December 9th, 2015 

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...

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Moving Students from Basic Recall to Analytical Comprehension

Laura Robb  December 7th, 2015 

“Comprehension” is a word that teachers use all the time: Jake’s comprehension is weak; Talia can’t comprehend nonfiction; David comprehends everything he reads. ...

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How I Researched and Evaluated One of My Everyday Teaching Practices

Jennifer Palmer  December 4th, 2015  Comments • 3

In today’s education world, teachers are completely surrounded by data, but in many ways, we are left wondering how to apply it to our teaching practices. Because testing...

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List Poetry and the Art of Classroom Storytelling

Kwame Alexander  November 24th, 2015 
Did you know that you’re a storyteller? All teachers are—every time we explain our instructional plans for the day, help our students understand photosynthesis,

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