Family & Community

How to Assess Family Engagement Using Data, not Intuition

Jenni Brasington  October 21st, 2016 
Impactful school leaders rely on more than intuition and gut feelings when articulating a comprehensive family engagement strategy.

Thank you for focusing on reading, reasoning and clear thinking

Richard Robinson  October 20th, 2016 
Today, on Scholastic's birthday, we thank you.

Students Vote—Then and Now

Suzanne McCabe  October 7th, 2016 
Young readers still have the opportunity to make their voices heard. By participating in the Scholastic Student Vote, they can get a taste of what it means to live in a... Read more

The Crisis of Chronic Absenteeism

Julia Graeper  September 22nd, 2016 
Leslie Cornfeld was Chair and founding Director of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Interagency Task Force on Truancy, Chronic Absenteeism & School Engagement.

Fostering Literacy for All Students

Dr. Tiffany Anderson  September 20th, 2016 
Dr. Tiffany Anderson on strategies for creating literacy-rich experiences for all students, especially those in high-poverty communities.

Attendance: The New Equity Frontier

Karen Baicker  September 13th, 2016 
Hedy Chang is one of the nation’s leading champions for increasing attendance as a lever for closing the achievement gap. We spoke to Chang to get her perspective on how... Read more

How to Implement a Sustainable Comprehensive Literacy Program

Michael Haggen  September 7th, 2016 
Michael Haggen, Scholastic Education's Chief Academic Officer, will be speaking at the Literacy Leaders' Institute, presented by Scholastic and ASCD.

Reading Roundup: Surprising (Good) News about School Readiness

Julia Graeper  September 2nd, 2016 
Low-income children are now entering school with stronger reading and math skills.

Make Book Oases, Not Book Deserts

Dr. Tonya Leslie  August 29th, 2016 
In high-income communities, books are common. However, in high-poverty communities, there was about one book for every 300 children. Hence, the term “book desert”—a vast area... Read more

Five Super Reader Commitments to Make the School Year Unforgettable

Pam Allyn  August 23rd, 2016 
I'm recommending five commitments we can all make, as teachers, families and administrators.

Reading Roundup: A Few Great Articles on Books & Reading

Julia Graeper  August 16th, 2016 

There have been some terrific articles on books, reading and literacy recently. Among the topics covered are the benefits of reading aloud, how to motivate kids to read,...

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How the First Family of Rhode Island Promotes Literacy

Andy Moffit  August 1st, 2016 
Like any other muscle, your brain needs regular exercise—especially in the summer when school is out—to grow and develop.

Learning Supports: Is it Really New?

W.L. 'Trey' Holladay  July 25th, 2016 
We know that we must support the whole child as we set goals for our students’ academic success.

Books for Babies: Creating a Culture of Community & Early Literacy

Cathy Whitehead  July 6th, 2016 
I knew I wanted to do something that would be fun for my class, use the reading, writing, and research skills we’d learned during the year, and involve our community.

Tigers Read: Making Summer Learning a Team Effort

C.C. Bates and ...  June 21st, 2016 
Tigers Read! partners the nationally recognized Clemson University Football team’s head coach Dabo Swinney and his All in Team Foundation, Scholastic, and the CUTC in an... Read more

Hamilton 101

Wayne D'Orio  June 16th, 2016 
How the biggest show on Broadway teamed with two nonprofits to immerse high school students in American history—and challenge them to create their own performances.

Family and Community Engagement Is a Partnership

Michael Haggen  June 14th, 2016 
Effective family engagement is best achieved through a balanced and reciprocal partnership among schools, families and the community.

Making is a Community Event

Kristina Holzwe...  May 27th, 2016 
The maker movement has transformed the way students think and learn.

2016 National Advisory Council: Equity in Education

Julia Graeper  May 19th, 2016 
On May 19, 2016 Scholastic invited its National Advisory Council to participate in a day-long dialogue about equity in education.

Live, Laugh, Love to Read: Literacy and Family Engagement at the Library of Congress

Bryonna Head  May 13th, 2016 
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is more than just a career day; it is about mentoring, and its origins are rooted in social justice and equality.

Alabama's Big Growth

Linda Felton-Smith  May 6th, 2016 
A dedication to removing learning barriers has resulted in dramatic improvements in some of the state’s most troubled districts.

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

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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