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Scholastic Kid Reporters Make News with Candidates’ Kids

Scholastic News Election Reporters Learn About Life at Home and on the Campaign Trail with Children of Presidential Candidates, Ages 6-37

New York, NY (January 24, 2008) -- What are the kids of the current presidential candidates like? Emma Claire Edwards likes Webkins; Bridget McCain loves hanging out with friends; Malia and Sasha Obama can’t wait to get a dog; and Tagg Romney sometimes fights with his brothers. The Scholastic Kids Press Corps, a team of student reporters ages 10-14 who are covering the race to the White House and reporting for Scholastic News, discovered that the kids of candidates are not so different from the Kid Reporters themselves!

Scholastic Kid Reporters interviewed many of the candidates’ children and spouses to find out more about them and to learn what it’s like to have a parent running for president. Their interviews are published at Scholastic News Online (www.scholastic.com/news) and in upcoming issues of Scholastic News (for students in grades 1-6) and Junior Scholastic (grades 6-8).

Here’s a peek at what the Scholastic Kids Press Corps learned about the candidates’ kids, ages 6-37:

Kids Tackle Climate Change by Learning How to “Act Green” at www.scholastic.com/actgreen

Multi-Media Educational Website Helps Kids Create Custom Green Plans, Earn Green Points, and Take Action to be GREEN

New York, NY (January 22, 2008) — According to a recent Scholastic News online poll, kids ranked the environment as one of their top issues in the upcoming presidential elections. Now, Scholastic launches ACT GREEN! at www.scholastic.com/actgreen, a fun, educational website designed to motivate and empower kids to take action in school, at home and in their community to preserve the environment. This multi-media website provides kids, parents and teachers with customized green plans, expert tips, inspiring green short films provided by Live Earth, and a “Greenroom” to share ideas with other kids.

Developed in consultation with an environmental scientist from the University of California at Berkeley, ACT GREEN! at www.scholastic.com/actgreen provides kids, parents and teachers with free actionable information that will help them preserve the environment. When kids enter the site, they are first directed to the Green Quiz, to test how environmentally conscious they are. Upon completing the quiz, kids receive a customized Green Plan and are automatically entered into the Greenerator™, where they can activate their Green Plan and turn it into reality. As kids check off the green actions they have accomplished, they earn green points that power up the Greenerator. They can also earn green points throughout the site by selecting action items from the “100 Ways to Act Green!” list, reading articles, sending e-cards and more. Kids will enjoy tracking their own green points, as well as the overall power of the Greenerator, generated by all ACT GREEN! members.

Scholastic Sets Industry-Leading Goals for Recycled and FSC-Certified Paper Use

New “Act Green” Website Teaches Kids About Climate Change and Sustainability

 
New York, NY (January 9, 2008) -- Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced that the company is further strengthening its sustainable paper procurement practices by setting industry-leading goals to increase the percentage of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified paper and post-consumer waste (pcw) recycled paper it purchases. In consultation with the Rainforest Alliance, the Green Press Initiative and other stakeholders, the company has set a five-year goal to increase its publication paper purchase of FSC-certified paper to 30% and its use of recycled paper to 25%, of which 75% will be post-consumer waste. 
 
The new policy adds to the company’s long-standing responsible environmental practices that have already resulted in reducing paper use by more than three million pounds annually. Under the new policy, the increase in the use of pcw fiber alone will result in a reduction of 23,988,000 lbs in green house gas emissions compared to fiscal year 2006 usage, as calculated by the Environmental Defense Paper Calculator. The new policy also includes a commitment by Scholastic to help educate children about responsible environmental practices and what they can do to help preserve the environment. The policy is available at www.scholastic.com/paperpolicy.

Scholastic and Los Angeles Unified School District Announce the 40 Schools Participating in J.K. Rowling Open Book Tour

40 Lucky LAUSD Students from Each Selected School Will Join Rowling at the Kodak Theatre for Special Reading, Q&A and Book Signing

Scholastic Donates 5,000 Copies of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to L.A. Schoolchildren Ready to Begin Their Hogwarts Journey

Scholastic and New York City Department of Education Announced the 40 Schools Participating in J.K. Rowling Open Book Tour

1,600 Lucky New York City Public School Students Will Join Rowling at Carnegie Hall for Special Reading, Q&A and Book Signing

Scholastic To Donate 5,000 Copies of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to New York City Schoolchildren Ready to Begin Their Hogwarts Journey

Scholastic Announces Record Breaking Sales of 11.5 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in First Ten Days

New York, NY (August 2, 2007) -- Scholastic, the global publishing, education and media company, announced today that sales of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the blockbuster final volume in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful series, reached a record breaking 11.5 million copies in the U.S. in its first 10 days on sale. This milestone comes on the heels of the previously announced 8.3 million copies sold in the U.S. within the first 24 hours of the book’s release at 12:01am on July 21st.

Scholastic and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Make Publishing History with 8.3 Million Copies Sold in First 24 Hours

New York, NY (July 22, 2007) -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling’s seventh and final Harry Potter book, published in the U.S. by Scholastic, hit bookstores nationwide at 12:01 a.m. on July 21, 2007 and once again Harry Potter made history. Early reports estimate that Scholastic broke all publishing records, selling an unprecedented 8.3 million copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in its first 24 hours on sale.

Scholastic to Host "Harry Potter Place" in New York City Leading up to Midnight Release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Scholastic to Host "Harry Potter Place" - Outdoor Street Celebration in New York City on July 20 - Leading up to Midnight Release of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

First Author-Signed U.S. Edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to be Unveiled Past Harry Potter Contest Winners Reunite at Harry Potter Place

Scholastic Makes Largest Ever Commitment to Forest Stewardship Council Certified Paper in a Single Book

Scholastic Makes Largest Ever Commitment to Forest Stewardship Council Certified Paper in a Single Book for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

65 percent of the 16,700 tons of paper to be used in U.S. first printing will be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and all paper will contain at least 30 percent post-consumer waste fiber

Bestselling Authors J.K. Rowling, Stephen King and John Irving Read From Their Works Live on Stage at Radio City Music Hall

Bestselling Authors J.K. Rowling, Stephen King and John Irving Read From Their Works Live on Stage at Radio City Music Hall in Two Benefit Performances, August 1 and 2, 2006

All Proceeds from AN EVENING WITH HARRY, CARRIE AND GARP to Benefit the Haven Foundation and Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières

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