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Worldwide Hunt for The 39 Clues Begins on September 9, 2008

 NEW YORK, NY — May 23, 2008 — Scholastic begins the hunt for The 39 Clues™, an interactive multi-media adventure series, on September 9, 2008. The first book, The Maze of Bones, written by #1 New York Times best-selling author Rick Riordan, is scheduled for simultaneous publication in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. The official 39 Clues online game will also launch worldwide on September 9, 2008, on www.the39clues.com.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Special Anniversary Edition to be Released on September 23, 2008 by Scholastic

Book Features Special Material by J.K. Rowling And New Art by Mary Grandpré

New York, NY (May 20, 2008) -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally best-selling series, will be released in a special anniversary edition on September 23, 2008. The book, published by Scholastic, will feature exclusive bonus material from J.K. Rowling as well as new cover art and a four-color frontispiece by Mary Grandpré.

QED Named 2008 “Company of the Year” By Association of Educational Publishers

Denver, CO (May 19, 2008) — Quality Education Data® (QED®), the education market research and database firm, has been named the Association of Educational Publishers’ (AEP) “Company of the Year” for 2007.

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Names New Executive Director, Virginia McEnerney

New York, NY (April 21, 2008) — The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit that administers The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, today appointed Virginia McEnerney as Executive Director. Ms. McEnerney will report to the Board of Directors and work closely with senior management from Scholastic Inc., including Richard Robinson, CEO of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company. Scholastic founded the Art & Writing Awards 85 years ago this year.

Scholastic Names Dr. Clayton Wilcox Vice President, Education and Corporate Relations

New York, NY — April 17, 2008 — Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced that Dr. Clayton Wilcox, Superintendent of Schools in Pinellas County, Florida since 2004, will join the company as Vice President, Education and Corporate Relations. Dr. Wilcox is a respected educator with almost 30 years experience in the classroom, as a principal and as leader of large public school districts.

Scholastic Awards Writing and Art Scholarships to Talented Teens

Twelve Young Writers and Artists Named Best in the Country

New York, NY (April 8, 2008) -- Who are the most talented young writers and artists in America? The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national program that identifies and develops creative teenagers, today announced the 2008 recipients of the prestigious Awards, including twelve high school seniors honored with the highest level of achievement, the Portfolio Gold Award. The twelve recipients (listed below) will each receive a $10,000 cash award and special recognition.

Read 180 Turns Struggling Readers Into All-Stars

Scholastic Recognizes Nine READ 180® All-Star Award Recipients for Learning to Read, Staying in School and Improving Academic Performance

New Orleans Recovery School District and Scholastic Announce Superintendent’s Reading Challenge

Children across Recovery School District to Read at School and at Home and Earn Rewards and Prizes for Hard Work and Good Reading

100-book Custom Scholastic Classroom Libraries Placed in 620 RSD Classrooms

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