Celebrate Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be With You!

Brooke Shearouse  May 4th, 2017 

We here at OOM love a good pun. We are also huge fans of Star Wars. You can imagine how excited we are to be celebrating Star Wars Day...

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming to Broadway

Emily Morrow  May 4th, 2017 

Mark your calendars, Harry Potter fans! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two will be opening in New York City in Spring 2018! Tickets will go on sale this...

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Enter the “Weekly Reader: Summer Express” workbook giveaway!

Guest Blogger  May 3rd, 2017  Comments • 24

Thank you to Tara Welty, Vice President, Group Editorial Director and Editor of Teacher Magazine, ART Magazine and Teacher Resources, for this post!...

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Three students recognized in Junior Scholastic Magazine’s “Eyewitness to History” contest!

Guest Blogger  May 3rd, 2017 

Today we welcome Jane Nussbaum, Executive Editor from Junior Scholastic, to the blog. Below, Jane shares some exciting news Junior Scholastic's Eyewitness to History...

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Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Visits the White House

Stephanie Agresti  May 2nd, 2017 

Over the years, the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps has had the opportunity to visit the White House and interview American political figures.

The Kids & Family Reading Report™, Canadian Edition

Alexandra Wladich  May 2nd, 2017 

Today, Scholastic released results from the first-ever Kids & Family Reading Report™, Canadian Edition, a national survey of children ages 6–17 and...

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School Principals' Day: Celebrating school leaders

Julia Graeper  May 1st, 2017 

School Principals' Day is the perfect opportunity to highlight the work that these educational leaders do all year long to support students, teachers and families. 

Reader Leader: Your weekend reading

Julia Graeper  April 28th, 2017 

Here's what you need to bookmark for your weekend reading from my favorite blog, Reader Leader.

Poetry month: Meet Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winner Carissa Chen

Josephine Djonovic  April 28th, 2017 

It's National Poetry Month and we want to introduce you to the some very talented teen writers this month.

This year's 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing...

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Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Emily Morrow  April 27th, 2017 

All April long, we've been celebrating Poetry Month.

Announcing the Dav Pilkey Summer Reading Educator Contest winners!

Michael Barrett  April 27th, 2017 

Tell us about your school and the need for news books to help your students keep reading over the summer. This is the question we posed to...

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Winging it: Reading Aloud with an (Older) Little Kid

Julia Graeper  April 26th, 2017 

A little flexibility is really valuable when reading aloud now.

New research report reveals teachers’ & principals’ views on literacy

Brittany Sullivan  April 26th, 2017 

Whether in the classroom or at home, teachers and principals firmly believe in the power of reading. In fact, the overwhelming majority of educators agree that providing...

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National Volunteer Week: Scholastic Reads

Loribelle Lapaix  April 25th, 2017 

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 23 – 29), I will be sharing my experience as a Scholastic Reads volunteer. Scholastic Reads is the company’s...

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Celebrating April 25 book releases from Scholastic!

Brooke Shearouse  April 25th, 2017 

Today on OOM we’re celebrating some book birthdays for new releases from Scholastic, out today! Check out the list below of great reads for all ages, and let us know what...

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Project Summer Contest: How will you help your students make a “summer leap” in literacy skills?

Brittany Sullivan  April 24th, 2017  Comments • 78

Today, our Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team kicks off an exciting summer reading contest… Project Summer is back!

Meet the Book Boys... on YouTube!

Emily Morrow  April 24th, 2017 

The Book Boys are now on YouTube!

In case you're not familiar, the Book Boys are Scholastic Reading Club employees whose mission is to get kids and classrooms...

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Resources to celebrate National Card and Letter Writing Month

Emily Morrow  April 24th, 2017 

Back in 2001, the United States Postal Service designated April as the month to observe and celebrate the craft of letter writing. For years, “National Card and Letter...

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Poetry Month: Meet Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winners Elizabeth Lee and Hailee Cook

Stephanie Agresti  April 21st, 2017 

It's National Poetry Month and we want to introduce you to some very talented teen poets.

This year's 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing...

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Happy National Kindergarten Day!

Loribelle Lapaix  April 21st, 2017 

Before we dive into the many reasons why Kindergarten is beneficial and how you can celebrate #NationalKindergartenDay, let’s discuss the origins of the...

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A conversation with Scholastic Editorial Director David Levithan and Alyson Gerber, debut author of "Braced"

Brooke Shearouse  April 21st, 2017 

Today, we have the pleasure of introducing you to debut author Alyson Gerber, whose brave new novel, Braced, explores a disorder that bends the lives of ten...

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On the podcast: Poetry Month

Emily Morrow  April 20th, 2017 

April is Poetry Month, and we couldn't let it go by without a dedicated podcast episode! This week, we talk with four special guests about the importance...

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James Patterson & Scholastic Reading Club pledge to save classroom libraries

Michael Barrett  April 20th, 2017 

3,500 teachers will receive $500 grants and 500 Scholastic Reading Club "bonus points" to build their classroom libraries

Earth Day is April 22: Watch what happens behind-the-scenes at a recycling center

Stephanie Agresti  April 20th, 2017 

Bottles, cans and paper, oh my! Are you doing a lesson on recycling for Earth Day which is April 22? Scholastic News editor Blair Rainsford went behind-the-scenes...

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Junior Scholastic offers kids tips for relieving stress

Stephanie Agresti  April 18th, 2017 

As summer approaches and testing at the end of the school year begins, students’ stress levels can increase. April is National Stress Awareness Month and...

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