Family & Community

Good Intentions without Intentionality

Dr. Houston Barber  February 6th, 2017 
We needed to take on a 3:1 approach for every child, focused on social/emotional supports, academic behavioral supports, and access to opportunities (with mentoring) supports.

Kids & Family Reading Report: The Latest Research

Richard Robinson  January 31st, 2017 
The Kids & Family Reading Report helps us understand how we as adults can support children as they first learn to read, and then love to read.

5 Action Steps for Parent-Teacher Partnerships: A Response to the Teacher & Principal School Report

Bibb Hubbard  January 17th, 2017 

While the path to effective family engagement will look a bit different for every school, below are five action steps that schools can employ to engage families and...

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Family Engagement Lessons from the Teacher & Principal School Report

Ron Mirr  January 9th, 2017 
Effective family & community engagement can be grouped into 4 key areas: welcoming, communication, information, and participation.

Predictions: Five Big Education Stories in 2017

Michael Haggen  December 29th, 2016 
Michael Haggen, Chief Academic Officer, Scholastic Education, predicts the top education stories in 2017.

Roundup: Five Big Education Stories in 2016

Julia Graeper  December 29th, 2016 

Here are our picks for the five most salient education stories of the past year.

I Asked My Students What They Carry in Their “Invisible Backpacks”

Dana McDonough  December 20th, 2016 
What is it that the children carry with them that is not visible, but all the same, impacts who they are and how they learn?

Tell Us: What Education Topics & Trends Are Most Important to You? (Including a giveaway!)

Julia Graeper  December 14th, 2016 
What do you want to read more about on EDU? I invite you to take an edu@scholastic reader survey, and enter to win a giveaway!

The Whole Child, Every Child – A Story of Implementation

Dr. Josh Garcia  December 5th, 2016 
The Tacoma Whole Child Initiative started with a simple dream: to support the whole child, every child.

Promoting Literacy Among New York City's Homeless

Karen Shaffer  November 22nd, 2016 
Through our partnership with public libraries, we’ve been able to develop library programs that did not exist before, and which bring stability to the lives of children and... Read more

Sharing Immigration Stories at Thanksgiving

Leticia Guzman ...  November 21st, 2016 
I see it as my responsibility to ensure that every single student, no matter what country they come from or what language they speak, has access to a quality education.

Teacher & Principal School Report: Barriers to Equity in Education

Greg Worrell  November 16th, 2016 
Greg Worrell, President, Scholastic Education, joins edu@scholastic to discuss research findings around barriers to equity in education from the Teacher & Principal... Read more

Teacher & Principal School Report: Equity in Education

Richard Robinson  November 15th, 2016 
The Teacher & Principal School Report: Equity in Education, a national survey of teachers and principals will be released on November 16.

Family-Teacher Conferences: What You Need to Know

Jenni Brasington  November 3rd, 2016 
Successful conferences offer a platform for shared dialogue and meaningful exchange.

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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