Creating Positive Change in Detroit through Family and Community Engagement

Julia Graeper  April 27th, 2016 
If Detroit is to reclaim its position as a city of innovation, then we must transform the educational landscape to provide college- and career-ready students who are prepared... 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.

Inside the Minds of Top Teacher-Librarians

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

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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How a Classroom of 1st Graders Became Published Poets

Ann Marie Stephens  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...

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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 • 2

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 • 4

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  Comments • 1

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  Comments • 1

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.”

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