Julia Graeper

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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.

How to Teach Civics and not Get Lost in the Circus

Julia Graeper September 16th, 2016

Earlier this week, Elliot Rebhun, Editor-in-Chief of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, was featured on the Washington Post's "Answer Sheet" column

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.

Nell Duke on Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

Julia Graeper August 24th, 2016

Author Nell K. Duke, Ed.D. (Information in Action), recently wrote a post for Edutopia all about how to help elementary students evaluate online sources as they conduct...

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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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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.

What Happened at #EWA16? Some Twitter Highlights

Julia Graeper May 5th, 2016

Earlier this week, EWA held its annual national seminar in Boston, MA, inviting the nation's education reporters to open a dialogue about "The Quest for Quality and Equity"... Read more

Storyworks Jr.: a Brand-New Resource for Third Grade ELA Instruction

Julia Graeper April 14th, 2016

Third grade is an important year. It’s the year of transition from learning to read to reading to learn; it’s the first year of high-stakes testing; and it’s the year that in... Read more

ESSA Explained: Our Take, and a Helpful Video

Julia Graeper April 12th, 2016

We all know that ESSA is in, and NCLB is out, but where can we turn to really make sense of this legislation?

Inside the Minds of Top Teacher-Librarians

Julia Graeper March 31st, 2016

April is School Library Month and we are kicking it off with the 2016 School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Award! This third-annual award honors K–12 library... Read more