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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Comics Instead of Textbooks?

Jacob Devaney | Posted 07.02.2012 | Books
Jacob Devaney

Learning is one of the most empowering things a person can do with their life and can be quite fun, yet the mediums used in classrooms are dated and have caused students to think that learning is drudgery.

Teaching Software Flooding Into New Jersey Classrooms

| Posted 04.11.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. A computer voice guides 12-year-old Amir Accoo to spell the words he hears through his...

Hungry for More: The Hunger Games Misses the Mark on Teen Violence

Tim King | Posted 05.23.2012 | Books
Tim King

By focusing on action at the expense of introspection, The Hunger Games misses an opportunity to teach a real lesson about cyclical violence, the role we all play in perpetuating it, and our responsibility to make the right decisions.

Joy Resmovits

Why Is Miss Grundy So Sad? It's Complicated.

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

For the last four years, Beth Sanders has taught ninth and 11th-grade social studies at Tarrant High School in Birmingham, Ala., a school where many s...

Private School Children Learn Skills to Manage in a Complex World

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 02.11.2012 | Education
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

Founded in 1893, Brown School is one of the few private schools to integrate mindfulness -- the practice of cultivating awareness, attention, acceptance and non-judgement -- into its entire school curriculum.

National Book Award Finalists Get Grilled by Teens (PHOTOS)

Rocco Staino | Posted 01.17.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

With the aid of technology, students from around the country were able to join kids from New York City area schools in a Teen News Conference with the five finalists for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature.

YA Authors Share Their Fave Books As Teens

| Lauren | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

To help celebrate Teen Read Week, our friends at Scholastic talked to famous authors to find out what books they loved when they were teenagers. Have ...

YA Authors Share Their Fave Books As Teens

oomscholasticblog.com | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

Coe Booth, author of Tyrell and Bronxwood (September 2011), chose Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. "I read this book so many times ...