Early Learning

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.

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.

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

Five Things I Learned from edu@scholastic Bloggers

Tyler Reed  April 7th, 2016 

At the end of this week, after almost three years of editing, writing and caring for this blog, I'll be handing the keys over to a new editor, Julia Graeper.

On Read Alouds: ‘Pull a Favorite Book, Stop What You Are Doing, and Read to Them’

Lester Laminack  February 11th, 2016 

The following essay was first printed as the closing comments in Lester Laminack (2009)"Unwrapping the Read Aloud: Making Every Read Aloud Experience Intentional and...

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Five Big Stories in Education in 2015

Tyler Reed  December 17th, 2015 

We've had plenty to talk about in 2015 -- from testing to read alouds to ESSA, our new federal education law.

Here are five big education stories that kept my...

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A New Early Learning and PreK Online Resource

Suzanne McCabe  November 18th, 2015 

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...

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The Two-Gen Approach to Early Education

Karen Baicker  August 14th, 2015 

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?...

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NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray Encourages Families to ‘Talk to Your Baby’

Tyler Reed  July 21st, 2015 

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...

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Trends in Early Learning: A Preschool Director Reflects

Suzanne McCabe  July 16th, 2015  Comments • 1

When it comes to early childhood education, no one has all the answers. Jim Matison, however, has quite a few.

We Surveyed the 2015 State Teachers of the Year

Greg Worrell  May 19th, 2015  Comments • 7

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...

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What Does a Good Preschool Classroom Look Like?

Suzanne McCabe  February 26th, 2015  Comments • 2

It's a delicate dance in early childhood education these days. Teachers, principals, SETAs (Special Education Teacher Assistants), and administrators must manage the...

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Early Learning: Music, Music Everywhere?

Suzanne McCabe  February 4th, 2015 

What do four- and five-year-olds like to do most?

"Move and paint and make noise," says Paul King.

How Preschool Can Help Our Most Vulnerable Children

Suzanne McCabe  January 21st, 2015 

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...

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Four Things Educators Should Know About Scholastic's Kids & Family Reading Report

Francie Alexander  January 9th, 2015 

Every other year, Scholastic surveys children and their parents on their attitudes and behaviors towards reading.

Our five most popular posts of 2014

Tyler Reed  December 23rd, 2014 

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@...

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Five big education stories in 2014

Tyler Reed  December 15th, 2014  Comments • 1
We've had plenty to talk about in 2014 -- from Common Core to teachers unions to Chromebooks and blended learning. Here are five big education stories that kept my attention... Read more

In New York City, a push for pre-K

Suzanne McCabe  September 9th, 2014 

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...

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Relentlessly pursuing universal preschool

Alexandra Wladich  August 14th, 2014 

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...

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Building a preschool nation together

Alexandra Wladich  July 25th, 2014 

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...

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American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy on early literacy

Tyler Reed  June 24th, 2014 

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,...

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How toddlers thrive: A conversation with Dr. Tovah P. Klein

Suzanne McCabe  April 14th, 2014 

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...

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