We know that as an educator, one of the most important and challenging parts of your job is guiding your school community—colleagues, staff, students, families—through the process of responding to tragic or frightening events. One of our roles here at Scholastic is to provide educators the resources they need to do the important work they do. Yesterday, Scholastic Chairman and CEO Dick Robinson issued a letter to our teacher customers that outlines some of the resources available to them in the wake of the horrific tragedy in Parkland, Florida; you can read that letter here.
Our classroom magazines have been covering the story in age-appropriate ways as well. For grades 6-8, Junior Scholastic has published "A 'Mass Shooting Generation' Cries Out for Change," while New York Times Upfront has published news coverage for high schoolers.
Scholastic has also updated our online resources about how to respond to violence and tragedy, and one of our Top Teaching bloggers discusses how to calm fears and frustrations in the wake of tragedy.
Scholastic will continue to support schools, teachers and children every day, using the expertise we are known for.