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Three ideas for boosting family engagement from Carmen Fariña

Alexandra Wladich December 12th, 2014

Last week, I had the pleasure of listening to New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña speak about the importance of family engagement. Every time I hear Chancellor Fariña...

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Nell Duke on early literacy development: Talk to kids in the kitchen!

Alexandra Wladich November 10th, 2014

There are lots of ways a parent or caregiver can support a child's learning and literacy growth at home -- from having conversations around the dinner table to being a...

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Resources for National Diversity Day

Alexandra Wladich October 2nd, 2014

We know that today's classrooms are more diverse than ever. We also know how critically important it is for children to have books and resources they can connect to on a...

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Helping students learn to read like investigators (and a giveaway!)

Alexandra Wladich September 30th, 2014

“Close reading can’t wait until seventh grade or junior year in high school. It needs to find its niche in kindergarten and the years just beyond if we mean to build...

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Mini-PD: The keys to effective classroom management

Alexandra Wladich September 29th, 2014

Last week, we hosted a "Mini-PD" session via Google Hangout focused on “The Keys to Effective Classroom Management.” Panelist Kelly Bergman, a master of classroom...

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Free classroom resources for Hispanic Heritage Month

Alexandra Wladich September 23rd, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15) is a time to recognize the many contributions of Latinos to life in the United States and learn about the cultures and...

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Do you remember when you were 11?

Alexandra Wladich September 12th, 2014

Through the magnificent documentary “I AM ELEVEN,” I was recently reminded of how amazing being 11 years old can be.

Things to consider for this school year

Alexandra Wladich August 22nd, 2014

As Teacher Week @ Scholastic comes to a close, NYC Chancellor Carmen Fariña leaves us with some valuable “C” words to consider during this school year.

Relentlessly pursuing universal preschool

Alexandra Wladich August 14th, 2014

Last week, Scholastic and Los Angeles Universal Preschool hosted the first-ever Preschool Nation Summit from the Scholastic Auditorium in New York City. Preschool Nation...

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Reporting Live and relaying current events to kids

Alexandra Wladich August 8th, 2014

Every year, tens of thousands of kids leave their homes in Central America, hoping to find their parents in the United States. They make their way north, dodging drug...

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