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Under Pressure, Scholastic Recalls Racist Children's Book

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 02.03.2016 | Books
The Zinn Education Project

The protests over A Birthday Cake for George Washington are part of a longer and larger campaign for children to learn the truth about history and the world today.

Scholastic Pulls Children's Book About George Washington And His Slaves After Outcry

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Scholastic is pulling a new picture book about George Washington and his slaves amid objections it sentimentalizes a brutal par...

Make Time for Rhyme

Susan B. Katz | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Susan B. Katz

I grew up on a diet of books by the master rhymer, Dr. Seuss. I devoured Green Eggs and Ham, the Sneetches and that crazy cat on the loose. As a teacher for 20 years, I did lots of rug read alouds. Rhyme sure does please the little listener crowds.

The Secret Eating Disorder (You've Never Heard Of)

Posted 04.29.2015 | Teen

Celebrities don’t talk about it. Doctors don’t always notice it. Even those with textbook cases of binge-eating disorder may not know it. Find...

I'm Laughing My Way Though The Pain Of My Chronic Disease

Posted 03.02.2015 | Teen

Luc, 14, has such a severe gastrointestinal disease that his doctors had to remove his colon. But his sharp sense of humor is helping him cope—a...

Walter Dean Myers: 'Once I Began To Read, I Began To Exist'

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.26.2015 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Scholastic's Open a World of Possible, a book tied to the publisher's reading initiative aimed to donate books and ra...

6 Remarkable Teens Who Are Crushing The Mental Illness Stigma

Posted 11.06.2014 | Teen

For years Madeline and Eva suffered in silence. Then they shared their secret with each other: “We have depression.” It was only the beginning...

The Dark Secret Haunting One In Four Teens

Posted 09.24.2014 | Teen

The ugly side of prescription painkillers—and how you could get hooked. By Elizabeth Foy Larsen The afternoon of her grandmother’s funer...

5 Ways To Cultivate Fearless Summer Readers

Pam Allyn | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Pam Allyn

We can stock our children's lives with stories and in this way, help them achieve academically and also inspire them deeply. Summer can be a transformational season for your child as a reader. Here are five ways to make sure this real-time magic happens.

Netflix To Reboot 'The Magic School Bus'

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.12.2014 | Entertainment

Netflix and Scholastic Media announced Wednesday they will join forces to launch a new series for kids, based on the award-winning '90s hit “The Mag...

Read Aloud. Change the World.

Pam Allyn | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Children who grow up as readers become engaged citizens of the global world, and every child deserves that right to read.

Here's Why We're Optimistic About The American Classroom

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents

Most teachers have some pretty selfless and inspiring reasons for going into education. A new survey released this week by Scholastic and the Bill ...

Deleting Creative Work

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 01.31.2014 | Arts
Liaquat Ali Khan

Marti went to discover a part of the cosmos that hasn't been seen before. She was a photographer. She took hundreds of pictures -- some she thought were gorgeous, some showing minutest details, some broad shots of the rainbow, some ugly.

An Interview with Nickelodeon's "Deadtime Stories" Writers Annette and Gina Cascone

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

it was clear from the get go that we were all in sync with what we envisioned for Deadtime Stories. We had the opportunity to talk about the story lines and the characters and what was feasible and not feasible with regard to filming

Behind the Scenes of Nickelodeon's Deadtime Stories: Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Ilana Rapp

Here in Part II, we speak with Executive Producers David and Scott Hillenbrand about their personal lives, what to expect next for Nickelodeon's "Deadtime Stories" and what the books and series writers, the Cascone sisters, have been doing all this time.

Grave Secrets: Behind the Scenes of Nickelodeon's Deadtime Stories Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Ilana Rapp

I had a great learning experience from interviewing brothers David & Scott Hillenbrand who have been working for years to bring this project to our television.

Read Every Day: A Healthy Prescription for Your Child

Dr Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD | Posted 12.23.2013 | Parents
Dr Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD

Reading builds motivation, curiosity and memory. It nurtures children and encourages them to form a positive association with books and reading later in life.

Joy Resmovits

Big Obstacle To New Common Core Teaching Standards | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- On a sunny summer afternoon, teachers fill a bright red auditorium in the basement of the Soho headquarters of Scholastic Inc., the educat...

Netflix's Latest Shows Are All In The Family

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 08.15.2013 | Technology

Netflix is continuing its fight for a key demographic it has yet to pin down: families. On Thursday, the company announced that it would be partne...

Raising a New Generation of Readers

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

Read to your children every day, beginning at birth. If you do, there's a strong chance they'll become good readers and in turn, develop a love of reading that will carry them through school, work, and beyond.

WATCH: Fox News Hosts Lament Liberal Agenda In Fifth Grade Math Homework

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 01.11.2013 | Media

Eric Bolling accused Scholastic, the largest publisher and distributor of children's books, of "pushing a liberal agenda" in a fifth grade algebra exe...

E-Tools for Parents

Rob Furman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Parents
Rob Furman

Both parents and educators are always looking for that magic element that will help children maximize their learning, solve problems effectively and act as that motivational pathway to learning enjoyment. Perhaps we have found that magic element in today's educational technology.

The Banning of Harry Potter

Deji Olukotun | Posted 11.07.2012 | Books
Deji Olukotun

Harry Potter is now the most banned book in America, according to the American Library Association. But these books have taught children to read, to think, to write and to criticize, all hallmarks of free expression.

BEA 2012: Young Adult Editor's Buzz

Lisa Parkin | Posted 08.08.2012 | Books
Lisa Parkin

You can't walk two feet at BookExpo America without stumbling on a hot new read showcased at one of the 1,000 booths inside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

WATCH: 6-Year-Old's Adorable Short Story (Misspellings Included)

Posted 06.06.2012 | Parents

Scholastic believes "ALL students can express themselves through writing" -- and to prove it, the company has launched a student writing contest with ...