Sue Townsend, author of the wildly popular British YA “Adrian Mole” book series, died April 10 in Leicester, England after a stroke. She was 68-years-old.
On April 8, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert ripped into the Common Core State Standards. Melinda Gates, one of Common Core’s biggest proponents, tweeted back her response.
Capstone, a children’s books and digital products publisher, announced today—April 10—at the Texas Library Association that a new product, PebbleGo Next,™ its newest database module for grades 3-6, will debut this upcoming fall.
Register now for Scholastic’s April 29 webcast of Math@Work in which The Chew’s Carla Hall and recent Top Chef winner Nicholas Elmi get together with three NYC high school students to create healthy dishes and discover the links between classroom math and the careers they aspire to.
House Bill 2506 is a school finance bill that was narrowly passed by the Kansas state legislature late on April 6, allowing teachers to be terminated without due process. Whether Kansas Governor Brownback will sign the measure remains to be seen.
” Following a five-hour meeting, much of it behind closed doors, the library’s board voted 9-9 not to force director Thomas Galante to take a leave of absence,” according to the New York Daily News.
The Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund is disbursing grants to organizations to assist them stage “Read-Outs” or other events for this year’s Banned Books Week (September 21 – 27).
School Library Journal and Scholastic Library Publishing join forces to announce the SLJ School Librarian of the Year Award.
Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) has urged cutting federal support for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). In Ryan’s own state of Wisconsin, more than 65 percent of libraries report that they are the only free access point to Internet in their communities, stated American Library Asssociation president Barbara Stripling in her response to Ryan’s proposed budget, released April 1.
Mackin Educational Resources announces the inclusion of DK Publishing ebooks—adding 2,000 ebooks to its offerings.
Cengage Learning announced today that it has emerged from Chapter 11, having completed its financial restructuring.
The numbers you put to work every year are here. See the list of average book prices for 2013 and 2014 to date, produced in partnership with Baker & Taylor.
April is National Poetry Month. This new storybook poetry app based on the 1984 book of poems by Jack Prelutsky The New Kid on the Block is a light-hearted interactive poetry app that includes songs for young readers.
The New York Public Library has partnered with New York startup Zola Books to offer a book recommendation tool in its online catalog to help library users discover new titles based on their reading preferences.
In a sworn statement filed in federal court, Google has admitted to scanning student emails to serve students targeted advertisements. Although Google does not display ads in Apps for Education, Google “does scan [student] email” to “compile keywords for advertising” on Google sites, according to an EPIC blog post.
AASL President Gail K. Dickinson urges the organization’s 7,000 members to vote to amend two bylaws geared to widen access to its members for participation and leadership roles. Voting starts March 19.
I ask you: what percentage of books are purchased at independent book stores? Today, we have our answer.
The College Board announced sweeping changes to the SAT test that will align the exam more closely with what students learn in the classroom and more accurately reflect their future performance in college.
CNN acquired news reader Zite in 2011 for a little less than $20 million and today sold the service to Flipboard for a rumored $60 million.