In recent years, community leaders around the country have placed a growing emphasis on early childhood education, recognizing that a solid foundation of language and...Read more
Several years ago, Scholastic teamed up with the Yale Child Study Center to answer the question, “How can we help build resilience in struggling communities?...Read more
Last week, the First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, kicked off a two-year initiative to distribute 200,000 baby book bundles, donated by Scholastic, to NYC...Read more
When it comes to early childhood education, no one has all the answers. Jim Matison, however, has quite a few.
How would teachers prioritize education funding? What aspects of their jobs give them the most satisfaction? What qualities do they believe great teachers have? Do...Read more
It's a delicate dance in early childhood education these days. Teachers, principals, SETAs (Special Education Teacher Assistants), and administrators must manage the...Read more
What do four- and five-year-olds like to do most?
"Move and paint and make noise," says Paul King.
Most experts say that children benefit from “quality” instruction at an early age. But as preschool programs around the country expand, questions are being raised about...Read more
Every other year, Scholastic surveys children and their parents on their attitudes and behaviors towards reading.
We've published to this blog 238 times this year (and counting!). As we near the end of 2014, I'm feeling thankful for the many people who have contributed to edu@...Read more
On September 4, the doors of New York City's public schools swung open to a new crop of students—more than 1.1 million in all.
Because of Mayor Bill de Blasio's...Read more
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...Read more
Scholastic and Los Angeles Universal Preschool (a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to quality early childhood education programs for children in...Read more
Educators, researchers and parents have long understood the importance of reading aloud to young children -- both to instill in them the importance of books and reading,...Read more
As calls for universal preschool continue around the country, so do debates about its efficacy. Even New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledges that the additional 21...Read more