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.

Working Magic: International Literacy Day, September 8, 2016

Lois Bridges  September 7th, 2016 
Children across the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and India share much in common when it comes to the magic of reading.

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.

New Year’s Resolutions for Literacy Leaders

Annie Ward  August 31st, 2016 

In coming weeks, we will be featuring posts from literacy leaders who will be speaking at the Literacy Leaders' Institute, presented by Scholastic and ASCD...

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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

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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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.

Independent Reading: A Reading Achievement Game-Changer

Laura Robb  August 19th, 2016 
Research is clear about the benefits of independent reading of self-selected books in elementary, middle, and high school.

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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New Year, New School: Building a Culture of Literacy

Stephanie Brant  August 10th, 2016 
I created a space where students had more access to books and were more motivated to talk about the books they were reading.

How the First Family of Rhode Island Promotes Literacy

Andy Moffit  August 1st, 2016 
Like any other muscle, your brain needs regular exercise—especially in the summer when school is out—to grow and develop.

Creating a School Culture that Values Independent Reading

Evan Robb  July 29th, 2016 
As a principal, you can shape teachers' theories of education by being an instructional leader who brings best practices to your school.

Teacher Training Programs: How Can We Really Be Prepared?

Allison Tallman  July 27th, 2016 
Teachers should leave their programs with a toolbox of strategies that work and activities to try on the first day of school.

Learning Supports: Is it Really New?

W.L. 'Trey' Holladay  July 25th, 2016 
We know that we must support the whole child as we set goals for our students’ academic success.

School's Out! Time to Reflect, Plan, and Enjoy the Summer

Madeline Boskey  July 20th, 2016 
It can be a challenge to find just the right balance between letting go of routines and responsibilities, and being able to truly embrace the lack of structure.

What I Learned in My First Year as Superintendent

Dana West  July 18th, 2016 
I’m the first to admit I didn’t know what to expect from my first year as superintendent, but I have put together some reflections and lessons-learned from the last year.

Ten Tips from Laura Robb: Classroom Libraries & Access to Books

Laura Robb  July 13th, 2016 
A rich and diverse classroom library offers students the choices needed to self-select books they can and want to read.

10 Things Educators Can Do Before Day One to Support Students on the Autism Spectrum (and a Giveaway!)

Anne Sparkman  July 7th, 2016  Comments • 38

Today we have a guest post from Barbara Boroson, author of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Inclusive Classroom, How to Reach and Teach...

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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.

The Compelling Why: Using Short Texts to Support Close Reading

Adria Klein  June 30th, 2016 
Using short informational texts can be a powerful instructional tool, but it’s not always clear exactly why we should use them…or how!

Fostering Independence: The Key to Small Group Instruction

Allison Tallman  June 22nd, 2016 
When it comes to small group instruction, you need successful systems out of your groups for things to work in your groups.

Tigers Read: Making Summer Learning a Team Effort

C.C. Bates and ...  June 21st, 2016 
Tigers Read! partners the nationally recognized Clemson University Football team’s head coach Dabo Swinney and his All in Team Foundation, Scholastic, and the CUTC in an... Read more

Creating Transformational Educational Leaders

Brian Smith  June 17th, 2016 

The superintendent position of any school district is an important role that all employees and students of the school system rely on, as well as the community as a whole....

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Hamilton 101

Wayne D'Orio  June 16th, 2016 
How the biggest show on Broadway teamed with two nonprofits to immerse high school students in American history—and challenge them to create their own performances.

Family and Community Engagement Is a Partnership

Michael Haggen  June 14th, 2016 
Effective family engagement is best achieved through a balanced and reciprocal partnership among schools, families and the community.

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