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Posted by Community Manager on October 18 2012 at 3:41 PM
To celebrate the last day of Scholastic’s #teacherweek, READ 180 is giving away a leather-bound notebook with flashdrive to 5 lucky teachers! Enter by emailing read180community@scholastic.com with your full name and mailing address by Sunday, August 25th, at 11:59 ET. Official Rules: 1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. To enter the giveaway, email read180community@scholastic.com with your full name and mailing address. One entry on each platform per person. All entries must be submitted…
Posted by Community Manager on September 12 2012 at 9:47 PM
COMING SOON! READ 180 Next Generation is unparalleled in its ability to help bridge struggling students to the more rigorous reading—and writing—expectations of the Common Core.  To aid teachers in building knowledge about the Five Pillars of the Common Core, and to demonstrate how teachers and leaders can use this powerful program to accelerate their students toward college and career readiness, a new series of eight half-day READ 180 Next Generation seminars is now being offered. SEMINAR…
Posted by Community Manager on August 02 2012 at 3:20 PM
Guest blogger Grace Matelich is from Larchmont, NY and will be a senior at Vanderbilt University this fall. This summer, she is interning with the Education Group’s marketing team and working on increasing READ 180’s online presence.            My favorite part of interning with Scholastic Education has been hearing from teachers and previous READ 180 students about their successes both in the READ 180 program and beyond. Recently, we were…
Posted by Community Manager on June 07 2012 at 9:41 PM
Spotlight on… Summer Reading for  Teachers We all know that the goal of implementing the Common Core State Standards is to help students become college and career ready – but at the end of the day, the teachers are the ones who will incite this readiness.  "If teachers are not a part of the conversations," says Sarah Brown Wessling, 2010 National Teacher of the year, "we cannot construct our own learning that enables us to do our work."  Take advantage of the summer months to…
Posted by Community Manager on May 15 2012 at 4:41 PM
READ 180® AND SYSTEM 44® “OUTSTANDING EDUCATORS” HELP STRUGGLING STUDENTS SUCCEEDScholastic recognizes four teachers who put struggling readers on a path to successNew York, NY — May 10, 2012 — Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced the winners of the 2012 READ 180® and System 44® Outstanding Educator Awards. The 6th annual “Outstanding Educator” award is presented to four teachers who have helped struggling students turn their lives around…
Posted by Community Manager on May 11 2012 at 7:28 PM
Twelve Struggling Students Become Reading All-Stars with "System 44" and "READ 180"Scholastic recognizes 2012 national All-Star award winners for overcoming the odds and learning to readNew York, NY — April 18, 2012 — According to the recent Primary Sources teachers survey, educators report that their students are confronted with an increasing number of obstacles to learning: more students are homeless, have learning disabilities or behavioral issues, or face language barriers. And teachers say…
Posted by Community Manager on April 30 2012 at 10:00 AM
This week has been the week of Sushi Monster here at Scholastic. “Sushi WHAT?” In case you missed it, Sushi Monster is a new iPad app we released about a week ago that’s taking the Apple app store by storm. Last I checked, it was higher on the top free app list than Angry Birds! (We’ve even been sporting these killer t-shirts!) We’re so thrilled by it’s success that we’ve decided to give away something VERY SPECIAL to an educator (or anyone with a “school” in his or her life). We’re giving away…
Posted by Community Manager on April 26 2012 at 6:18 PM
Sushi Monster is Scholastic's newest FREE iPad game app to practice and extend math fact fluency. The “Sushi Monster Chef” cooks up plates of numbers that challenge users’ deep understanding of math facts by requiring them to think backwards – choosing numbers that combine in different ways to equal a given answer; all served with a side of raw fish! But beware…. if you love sushi, try not to get distracted—players need to have a strategy when selecting numbers from the chef. When you select…
Posted by Community Manager on April 03 2012 at 8:35 AM
Looking for a way to motivate your students to keep reading this summer? Teachers can sign up their classes now to take the Scholastic Summer Challenge, a FREE global program to help beat the “summer slide” by encouraging students to log their minutes, earn prizes and help read for the world record.  Teachers can use the resources on the website to register their students all at once, track summer reading progress, and download free reading resources, including a classroom participation…
Posted by Community Manager on March 02 2012 at 12:32 PM
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Do you remember the first book you fell in love with as a young child? One of my all-time favorites was Green Eggs and Ham and I even remember walking into my elementary school classroom and eating green eggs and ham for breakfast!  In celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday, bring your favorite Dr. Seuss classics to your classroom! Introduce Dr. Seuss to your Students! Although many of your…