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To encourage kids to "Power Up and Read" throughout the summer, 13 favorite children's authors have written original short stories that kids can unlock as rewards in this year's Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Children and families can sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge starting May 4, 2015 at www.scholastic.com/summer

Favorite Children's Authors Come Together To Get Kids Reading This Summer

 Recent research from The Kids & Family Reading Report indicates that 91% of kids say that their favorite books are the ones they picked...

Apr 24, 2015, 18:49 ET
Today at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, Garry Kasparov, ambassador of the Grand Chess Tour and representatives from Sinquefield Cup, Norway Chess 2015, and London Chess Classic organizations gathered to announce a new chess circuit called the Grand Chess Tour featuring the top chess players from around the world.

Inaugural Grand Chess Tour Unveiled In Saint Louis

 There is a new, gold standard for international chess competition, providing more opportunities for the world's best chess players to compete...

Apr 24, 2015, 06:30 ET
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Scholastic To Sell Educational Technology Business To Houghton Mifflin Harcourt For $575 Million To Focus On Global Core Children's Books And Supplemental Education Businesses

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Educational Technology and...

Apr 23, 2015, 09:21 ET
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Asbury Park School District Invests in Literacy for All

As part of Superintendent Dr. Lamont Repollet's ongoing efforts to raise achievement for all students in the Asbury Park School District, the Board...

Apr 22, 2015, 16:26 ET

Chess Club And Scholastic Center Of Saint Louis To Host Press Conference On April 24 To Announce International Chess Circuit

Less than two weeks after hosting the 2015 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women's Championship, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis...

Apr 14, 2015, 13:00 ET
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Television Personality Ty Pennington Teams Up with Scholastic to Give Mathematics an Extreme Makeover

What are two things you need to build a house? Ty Pennington, best known for hosting ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, will show students in...

Apr 13, 2015, 14:09 ET
Chess Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, the No. 1 ranked American, won the 2015 U.S. Chess Championship Sunday at the Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. The competition is part of the "Triple Crown" of American chess championships held in Saint Louis each year. Nakamura, 27, lives in St. Louis. Photo credited to Lennart Ootes, Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

Checkmate: 2015 U.S. and U.S. Women's Chess Champions Crowned in Saint Louis

After two weeks of intense competition, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) crowned Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, 27, the...

Apr 07, 2015, 11:06 ET

Battle of the Legends: Garry Kasparov vs. Nigel Short

World chess legends Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short will meet later this month for the first Battle of the Legends exhibition match, to be held in...

Apr 02, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Scholastic Reading Club and 1-800-Flowers.com® Celebrate Teachers and Administrative Professionals This Spring

Scholastic Reading Club and 1-800-Flowers.com are joining together for a special spring campaign to say "thank you" to teachers and school...

Apr 01, 2015, 10:20 ET
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Scholastic Announces Nonfiction Holocaust Reader for Classrooms

Scholastic today announced the publication of The Holocaust: The Story of Nazi Persecution and the Impact of Hate on Humanity, a nonfiction reader...

Mar 31, 2015, 10:00 ET
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New Edition of Teaching Resource for K-8 Math Answers Questions Teachers Are Asking

About Teaching Mathematics, an influential professional development book for K–8 math teachers, is now available in its fourth edition. The...

Mar 26, 2015, 12:00 ET
Harry Potter boards the Hogwarts Express for the first time in the cover image of the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone available 10/6/15.

Scholastic Releases Exclusive Cover of Upcoming Illustrated Edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

 Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today released the exclusive cover image of the...

Mar 26, 2015, 07:00 ET
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Scholastic Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today reported financial results for the...

Mar 25, 2015, 11:00 ET
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Scholastic Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter Dividend

 Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per...

Mar 23, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Scholastic Acquires Equity Position in UK Children's Publisher, Make Believe Ideas

 Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced that it has purchased a minority...

Mar 20, 2015, 16:25 ET
Just days before the U.S. Chess Championships begins in St. Louis, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny partners with the Chess Club and Scholastic Center to help promote chess. In this photo, Matheny, an avid chess player, is joined with Sam Jerauld and Jaylen Kaid for a chess lesson at the club.

Take Me Out to the Chess Match: Mike Matheny Partners with Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) announced today its partnership with St. Louis Cardinals' Manager and avid chess...

Mar 19, 2015, 10:00 ET
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Scholastic Corporation Announces Date for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Earnings Release and Teleconference

 Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) announced the following schedule and teleconference information for its third quarter fiscal year 2015...

Mar 16, 2015, 13:57 ET
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The Next Generation of Creative Leaders Named as National 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners

The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers today announced the national winners of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the...

Mar 12, 2015, 10:38 ET

Nation's Chess Capital Welcomes 2015 U.S. Chess Championships

For the seventh consecutive year, the nation's top 24 chess players will gather in Saint Louis to compete for the titles of U.S. Champion and U.S....

Mar 05, 2015, 16:15 ET
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Literacy Expert Phyllis C. Hunter Shares 10 Ways to Encourage Reading at Home and in School

 Renowned literacy expert Phyllis C. Hunter has penned a special series of blog posts on edu@scholastic, Scholastic's education blog, offering...