Scholastic Press Releases
Mount Vernon Schools Launch District-Wide Summer Reading Initiative Giving Book Packs to Every K-6 Student
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New York, NY – June 19, 2012 – Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced today that its popular animated series WordGirl®, produced by its animation studio Soup2Nuts, was awarded the Emmy® Award for "Outstanding Writing in Animation," in recognition of WordGirl’s mastery of the English language and the series' witty use of characters and storylines to convey entertaining, educational vocabulary lessons.
NEW YORK –JUNE 14, 2012 – Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced a new addition to its global children’s science franchise, The Magic School Bus®, with the release of THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: OCEANS for LeapFrog’s award-winning LeapPad™ and Leapster
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Math Solutions Wins industry’s top honor, a Golden Lamp Award, for professional development
New York, NY (May 30, 2012)--Ellen Levine, award-winning author, teacher, mentor and fierce fighter for social justice, died on May 26, 2012, after a valiant 19-month battle with lung cancer. She died peacefully with her beloved spouse and partner of 40 years, Anne Koedt, and her devoted sister Mada Liebman and adored brother-in-law Burt Liebman by her side.
Ms. Levine graduated with a B.A., magna cum laude with honors, from Brandeis University, an M.A. from University of Chicago, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
New York, NY (May 30, 2012)--LEO DILLON, one of the world’s most celebrated children’s book artists—internationally applauded for creating a world of stunning multicultural books using a broad diversity of art styles and ethnic backgrounds—died on Saturday, May 26, in Brooklyn, New York. He was 79. “The cause was complications of a sudden illness requiring lung surgery,” said Bonnie Verburg, his longtime editor at the Blue Sky Press/Scholastic and formerly Harcourt. Mr. Dillon, who died at Long Island College Hospital, lived in nearby Brooklyn.