Scholastic Inc. Publishes 'Understanding Hate,' Special Classroom Magazine for High School Students Nationwide

- Meets Growing Demand for Holocaust, Anti-Violence and Character Education -



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Scholastic Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Scholastic
 Inc., the global children's media and publishing company, announces the
 one-time special publication of "Understanding Hate," a new curriculum-based
 magazine developed especially for high school teachers and students nationwide
 offering strategies to support the growing demand for anti-violence programs
 and character education programs. From the Holocaust to Columbine to hate
 groups' online recruitment efforts, the Magazine explores the roots of hate
 and its presence in today's society.
     "Understanding Hate" provides articles and activities that stimulate
 thought and class discussion.  Students learn about the complexities of issues
 surrounding hateful acts, such as the right to free speech and the
 constitutionality of hate crime laws.   Readers acquire concrete strategies
 for coping with hateful behavior and keeping hate out of their communities.  A
 special Teacher's Resource Guide gives educators guidance on successfully
 using the magazine as part of a curriculum.
     "'Understanding Hate' is a highly effective and innovative educational
 tool for schools pressed to meet special requirements on Holocaust education,
 anti-violence programs, and character education," said David Goddy,
 Editor-in-Chief of Scholastic Magazines.
     "'Understanding Hate' will be an invaluable curriculum tool for teachers.
 The magazine achieves two goals:  engaging kids with the study of history by
 making it relevant for them; and sparking positive, constructive discussion
 about how kids can help to prevent hateful, violent acts in their
 communities," said Doug Cervi, a social studies teacher at Oakcrest High
 School in Mays Landing, NJ, and a member of the Curriculum Committee for the
 New Jersey State Commission on Holocaust Education.  "I've started to use the
 magazine in my classroom, and it captures and keeps high school students'
 focus.  In fact, I've had entire classes ask for their own copies to keep."
     "Understanding Hate," published in cooperation with the New Jersey State
 Commission on Holocaust Education to meet state mandates requiring Holocaust
 curriculum, is a follow-up to Scholastic's highly successful middle-school
 publication "The Holocaust: Voices and Faces of History's Great Tragedy," now
 in its third printing.  "Understanding Hate" costs $5.00 and is available
 through 1-800-SCHOLASTIC or online at
 http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/magorders/index.asp.
     "The content of this special publication 'Understanding Hate' is a
 valuable tool for the classroom in helping students to understand the impact
 hate can have on our society as was demonstrated by the Holocaust," said Dr.
 Paul Winkler, Executive Director of the New Jersey State Commission on
 Holocaust Education.
 
     Scholastic is the world's largest publisher of educational magazines for
 grades pre-K through 12, with 35 titles used by teachers nationwide to enhance
 instruction.  "Scholastic News," grade-by-grade classroom magazines for grades
 1-6, gives kids their own thought-provoking, interactive news weekly through
 which they can understand current events and relate them to their world.
 "Junior Scholastic" is a bimonthly current events magazine for grades 6-8.
 The magazines' online companion Scholastic News Zone is a free resource for
 teachers, parents and children that can be used in the classroom or at home to
 discuss current events and develop students' understanding of how national and
 international news affects their lives.  Scholastic News Zone's special
 reports, which include the recently issued "School Violence: Staying Safe,"
 have won high praise from teachers for sensitive coverage of major breaking
 news.  "The New York Times Upfront," published by The New York Times and
 Scholastic Inc., gives high school students their own news magazine.
 
     About Scholastic Inc.
     Scholastic (Nasdaq: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor
 of children's books.  A global children's publishing and media company serving
 the needs of parents, teachers, and children, Scholastic provides proprietary
 book and software distribution through school book clubs, school book fairs
 and to classrooms, as well as through the retail trade.  Since 1920,
 Scholastic has created quality educational materials for schools and has
 expanded its reach to include the distribution of books, software, toys,
 online learning services and television programming directly to the home.
 Scholastic recently acquired Grolier, the leading print and online publisher
 of children's reference materials and the leader in children's direct to home
 book clubs.  Internationally, Scholastic operates wholly-owned companies in
 Argentina, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico,
 New Zealand, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United
 Kingdom. The U.S. Scholastic web site http://www.scholastic.com is a leading
 provider of educational services online for parents, teachers and children.
 
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    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Scholastic
 Inc., the global children's media and publishing company, announces the
 one-time special publication of "Understanding Hate," a new curriculum-based
 magazine developed especially for high school teachers and students nationwide
 offering strategies to support the growing demand for anti-violence programs
 and character education programs. From the Holocaust to Columbine to hate
 groups' online recruitment efforts, the Magazine explores the roots of hate
 and its presence in today's society.
     "Understanding Hate" provides articles and activities that stimulate
 thought and class discussion.  Students learn about the complexities of issues
 surrounding hateful acts, such as the right to free speech and the
 constitutionality of hate crime laws.   Readers acquire concrete strategies
 for coping with hateful behavior and keeping hate out of their communities.  A
 special Teacher's Resource Guide gives educators guidance on successfully
 using the magazine as part of a curriculum.
     "'Understanding Hate' is a highly effective and innovative educational
 tool for schools pressed to meet special requirements on Holocaust education,
 anti-violence programs, and character education," said David Goddy,
 Editor-in-Chief of Scholastic Magazines.
     "'Understanding Hate' will be an invaluable curriculum tool for teachers.
 The magazine achieves two goals:  engaging kids with the study of history by
 making it relevant for them; and sparking positive, constructive discussion
 about how kids can help to prevent hateful, violent acts in their
 communities," said Doug Cervi, a social studies teacher at Oakcrest High
 School in Mays Landing, NJ, and a member of the Curriculum Committee for the
 New Jersey State Commission on Holocaust Education.  "I've started to use the
 magazine in my classroom, and it captures and keeps high school students'
 focus.  In fact, I've had entire classes ask for their own copies to keep."
     "Understanding Hate," published in cooperation with the New Jersey State
 Commission on Holocaust Education to meet state mandates requiring Holocaust
 curriculum, is a follow-up to Scholastic's highly successful middle-school
 publication "The Holocaust: Voices and Faces of History's Great Tragedy," now
 in its third printing.  "Understanding Hate" costs $5.00 and is available
 through 1-800-SCHOLASTIC or online at
 http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/magorders/index.asp.
     "The content of this special publication 'Understanding Hate' is a
 valuable tool for the classroom in helping students to understand the impact
 hate can have on our society as was demonstrated by the Holocaust," said Dr.
 Paul Winkler, Executive Director of the New Jersey State Commission on
 Holocaust Education.
 
     Scholastic is the world's largest publisher of educational magazines for
 grades pre-K through 12, with 35 titles used by teachers nationwide to enhance
 instruction.  "Scholastic News," grade-by-grade classroom magazines for grades
 1-6, gives kids their own thought-provoking, interactive news weekly through
 which they can understand current events and relate them to their world.
 "Junior Scholastic" is a bimonthly current events magazine for grades 6-8.
 The magazines' online companion Scholastic News Zone is a free resource for
 teachers, parents and children that can be used in the classroom or at home to
 discuss current events and develop students' understanding of how national and
 international news affects their lives.  Scholastic News Zone's special
 reports, which include the recently issued "School Violence: Staying Safe,"
 have won high praise from teachers for sensitive coverage of major breaking
 news.  "The New York Times Upfront," published by The New York Times and
 Scholastic Inc., gives high school students their own news magazine.
 
     About Scholastic Inc.
     Scholastic (Nasdaq: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor
 of children's books.  A global children's publishing and media company serving
 the needs of parents, teachers, and children, Scholastic provides proprietary
 book and software distribution through school book clubs, school book fairs
 and to classrooms, as well as through the retail trade.  Since 1920,
 Scholastic has created quality educational materials for schools and has
 expanded its reach to include the distribution of books, software, toys,
 online learning services and television programming directly to the home.
 Scholastic recently acquired Grolier, the leading print and online publisher
 of children's reference materials and the leader in children's direct to home
 book clubs.  Internationally, Scholastic operates wholly-owned companies in
 Argentina, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico,
 New Zealand, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United
 Kingdom. The U.S. Scholastic web site http://www.scholastic.com is a leading
 provider of educational services online for parents, teachers and children.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X50135988
 
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