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2014-09-18 16:23:51

Third Class of the National Student Poets Program has been selected by White House Committee to Serve as National Poetry Ambassadors WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP), the nation's highest honor for teen poets presenting original work, began their year of poetry events, workshops and service projects with a reading hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama in the Blue Room of the White House. These five outstanding young...

2014-09-18 12:25:40

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) announced the following schedule and teleconference information for its first quarter fiscal year 2015 earnings release: -- Earnings Release: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at approximately 7:00 AM (Eastern) by public distribution and on the Company's website at investor.scholastic.com and mediaroom.scholastic.com. -- Conference Call: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM (Eastern)...

2014-09-17 12:21:03

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced the appointment of Andy Yablin as Vice President, Transportation. As the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, Scholastic distributes more than 350 million books annually, exporting materials in 45 languages to more than 150 countries, and delivering nearly 130,000 school-based book fairs. In this newly created...

2014-09-15 08:26:56

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are accepting submissions from students in grades 7-12 who aspire to follow in the footsteps of Stephen King, Andy Warhol and Lena Dunham and gain opportunities for exhibition, publication, scholarships and more NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest- running, most prestigious scholarship and recognition initiative for students in grades 7-12, is now open for submissions and invites all...

2014-09-10 16:23:58

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today issued this statement regarding "Scholastic School Supply": Many of our customers have received invoices from a company calling itself "Scholastic School Supply." Scholastic School Supply is not affiliated with Scholastic Inc., but rather is a company that is using Scholastic's name and trademark without authorization. Scholastic recently became...

2014-09-10 08:28:00

Florida, Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey and New York Lead as Top 5 States with Most Minutes Read in Summer 2014 NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Children worldwide set a new world record for summer reading by logging 304,749,681 million minutes in the 8(th) annual Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge (between May 5, 2014 and September 5, 2014), breaking the 2013 world record of 176,438,473 reading minutes. This summer, 7,334 schools, from across all 50 states and 29 countries,...

2014-09-08 08:27:33

Register now for the live "BIGGERTHAN WORDS" webcast with Usher to be held on November 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. ET NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic, the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, today announced that Usher is joining with the company to launch a new "Open a World of Possible" initiative, designed to elevate the importance and joy of reading for all children. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140905/143574 On November 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. ET/10...

2014-09-03 08:30:34

Library Media Specialist Michelle Colte is recognized for her innovative use of technology and exceptional community engagement at Hale Kula Elementary School NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- School Library Journal today announced the winners of the first annual School Librarian of the Year Award, which honors K-12 school library professionals for outstanding achievement and the exemplary use of 21st- century tools and services to engage students toward fostering multiple literacies....

2014-09-02 08:26:53

"Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems" Will Be Released in March 2015 NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced today that it will publish an illustrated poetry book for children by celebrity entertainer Nick Cannon in March 2015. "Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems" will cover a diverse range of kid-friendly topics including funny, silly, gross, heartwarming, as well as serious poems,...

2014-08-13 08:27:11

Scholastic Leads the Way in Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness with "Big Day for Pre-K" Curriculum, Preschool Magazines, Preschool Book Fairs, Free Workshops for Parents and Great Books for Babies and Preschoolers NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the release of a new policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which prescribes reading aloud to children starting at birth, Scholastic is kicking off the 2014 school year with an expanded and robust selection of early...


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