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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

Scholastic Announces Fiscal 2008 Third Quarter Results

Updating Outlook on Solid Performance of Core Businesses
Direct-to-Home Continuities Now Reported as Discontinued Operations

New York – March 27, 2008 – Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced its fiscal 2008 third quarter results.

Purchasing Trends of Teachers Revealed in New Report from Quality Education Data

Purchasing Authority: A Companion to Teacher Buyer Behavior, 2008-2009 Shows Teacher Preferences for Buying Teacher Supplies, Supplemental Materials and Professional Development

Denver, CO (March 11, 2008) — Teachers are the primary decision makers for purchasing supplemental materials, classroom supplies, and professional development resources in American schools, reports a new study from Quality Education Data, Inc. (QED), a leading education market research and database firm, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Scholastic. QED researches teacher purchasing trends each year to collect the most current data on teacher spending in American schools.

Purchasing Authority: A Companion to Teacher Buyer Behavior, 2008-2009, asked educators about their research and purchasing activities when buying materials for their classrooms. The study also asked teachers to report their use of retail stores, teacher stores, print catalogs and online stores for purchase of classroom supplies and materials.

Key findings include:

Teachers Name Scholastic Their Number One Online Retailer According to New Study on Teacher Purchasing Trends

Scholastic Surpasses Competitors as Top Destination for Researching and Purchasing Classroom Supplies, Supplemental Materials and Professional Development

New York, NY (March 10, 2008) — The website for Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, is the overwhelming choice for teachers researching and purchasing educational materials for their classrooms online, according to Purchasing Authority: A Companion to Teacher Buyer Behavior, 2008-2009, a study released in February by Quality Education Data, Inc. (QED).

The study, which asked a cross-section of K-12 educators about their research and purchasing preferences for educational materials, reported that Scholastic is the top resource for teachers gathering information about and purchasing teacher supplies, supplemental materials and professional development materials online. Key findings from the study include:

Kids Split Over Whether They Want To Be President, Says Scholastic News® Election Poll

More Kids Say “Yes” to Presidency in 2008 than in 2004;
More Boys Say “Yes” Than Girls

New York, NY (February 15, 2008) — Would you want to be President of the United States? According to a recent election year poll by Scholastic News®, America’s leading news source for kids, most kids would pass on a job in the Oval Office, especially girls. More than 30,000 students in first through eighth grades from across the country took part in the poll:

Kids Learn Math and Science Through Online Videos, Interactive Tutorials, and Music at www.scholastic.com/studyjams

New Homework Help Web Site Takes Fun, Multimedia Approach to Kids’ Toughest Subjects

New York, NY (January 28, 2008) -- Ask kids and parents which school subjects they struggle with the most, and the answer is likely to be math and science. When kids have trouble understanding Aquatic Ecosystems or are stuck on a homework question about Division Equations, where do they turn? Now they can get help finding the answers with Scholastic StudyJams!™ at www.scholastic.com/studyjams, an online learning experience for kids in grades 3-6 that takes the most challenging math and science topics and explains them through animated videos, Karaoke songs, interactive tutorials, quizzes and more. Developed in conjunction with a nationwide panel of teachers, this subscription-based learning service lets kids sing about “Solids, Liquids & Gases,” play a “Mean & Median” basketball game and create their own downloadable song, all while mastering those tough math and science concepts they need to know in order to excel in school.

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