Scholastic Press Releases

2020 Class of National Student Poets Announced

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Kelly Forsythe

Five Teens Selected for the Country’s Most Prestigious Youth Poetry Honor

WASHINGTON D.C. (AUGUST 5, 2020) – Five high school students from across the country have been chosen from among thousands of award-winning poets to serve for a year as National Student Poets, the nation’s highest honor for youth poets presenting original work.

Scholastic Reports Q4 and Fiscal 2020 Results

School Distribution Channels Significantly Impacted by COVID-19 Mandated School Closings
Trade Publishing Up 45% in Fourth Quarter on Strong Frontlist, Despite Bookstore Closures
Maintaining Strong Balance Sheet and Cash Position at Fiscal Year-End
$100 MM Cost Savings Actions Underway in FY2021

Scholastic Corporation Announces First Quarter Dividend

New York – July 22, 2020 – Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share on the Company’s Class A and Common Stock for the first quarter of fiscal 2021.  The dividend is payable on September 15, 2020 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 31, 2020.  

J.K. Rowling’s The Ickabog is Coming November 10, 2020

(New York, NY – July 21, 2020) Scholastic will publish J.K.

Scholastic Corporation Announces Date for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2020 Earnings Release and Teleconference

New York, NY — July 16, 2020 — Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ:SCHL) today announced the following schedule and teleconference information for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2020 earnings release:

Joanna Cole, Author of The Magic School Bus Book Series, Dies At 75

Cole wrote over 250 books for children, including the award winning The Magic School Bus series, bringing humor and a love of science to countless children worldwide.


A Statement from Scholastic CEO Dick Robinson on Our Commitment to the LGBTQIA+ Community

As clearly outlined in our Scholastic credo and recently affirmed in our statement about racial inequality, Scholastic believes that all people, including unequivocally those in the trans community, deserve to live free of prejudice and intolerance, and our company actions support these beliefs in respect to our employees, authors, and the books and materials we publish.

Chris Colfer, Lena Dunham, and Jennifer Garner Headline Virtual Ceremony to Honor the Nation’s Most Talented Teens

Contact: Allyson Barkan,, 646-907-2684

Chris Colfer, Lena Dunham, and Jennifer Garner Headline Virtual Ceremony to Honor the Nation’s Most Talented Teen Artists and Writers

The national ceremony, traditionally held at Carnegie Hall, is being transformed into a virtual affair to celebrate the national recipients of the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza Continues Efforts to Support Literacy at Home While Schools are Closed


Free Digital Program Provides Engaging Content and Keeps Up Kids’ Motivation to Read this Summer 

Reading Streaks™ in Home Base help unlock a donation of up to 100,000 books from Scholastic, Distributed by United Way Worldwide

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