May 2013 Reader Leader: A Resource by and for Educators
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Reader Leader
   A Resource By and For Educators May 2013   
MVOL12,000 Newark Children Get Home Libraries through Public-Private Partnership

Poverty, high dropout rates, and crime have long plagued Newark, N.J., typical of many post-industrial cities. But the people of Newark - with the help of a philanthropist - are working together to transform the city's culture one child at a time through literacy.

'You want to fight crime? Read
to a child' >>

Reading Hero
Bookman Weaver'Philanthropic, Compassionate Soul' Leaves Legacy of Literacy
New Jersey native Anne Feeley had many passions, including helping fund a cure for the brain cancer that took her life at age 58 last October. But her passion for literacy - born while serving as a volunteer reading coach - is her greatest legacy, changing her life and the lives of thousands of Newark children as well.

'Children who own books
have better lives' >>
Login 4 Leaders

Login 4 Leaders My iPad™ or Yours: Apps That Inspire
and Inform

Just about anything a student does on an iPad™ instantly makes that thing cool, so why not use iPads™ to expand their neural synapses? While we're at it, let's expand our own neural synapses by loading our iPads™ up with our own communication, learning, and professional development tools

Author, blogger, and Principal Rob Furman - one of NSBA Technology Leadership Network's '20 to Watch' leaders - reveals some favorite virtual classroom and professional development tools >>

Read Every Day. Lead A Better Life.
Building reading into kids' schedules and regularly bringing additional books into the home for children positively impact kids' reading frequency.

Learn more in the latest Kids & Family Reading Report

Copy and Share Resources
  Assess DRA reading levels
  Unleash the power of a QR code at your next Book Fair
  Help students find summer reads by interests and reading level
  Find worksheets, lesson plans, unit studies, and activities to help your students learn the meaning behind patriotic holidays
  Learn best practices and resources in reading and language arts
  Build a love of reading online
  Book activities for the end of the school year
Now   Sign up to participate in the Harry Potter Reading Club
Now   Classroom registration opens for Read for the World Record!
May 31  
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 90th Anniversary National Awards Ceremony will be webcast live from Carnegie Hall in New York City. Learn more and sign up now to watch it live
Now-June   Stock up on great summer reads at a warehouse sale near you
Now-June 1   Enter to win $5,000 for your elementary school in the Scholastic School of the Year contest
Jun 12-14   Plan to attend the TEPSA Leadershift summer conference in Austin
June 25
  Plan to attend a 2013 Scholastic Book Fairs Reading Summit for Educational Leaders near you
Now-June   Set and achieve reading goals for your students through READ 100,000
July 10   Join James Patterson at the 2013 NAESP Conference Jeans and Jerseys Fundraiser
July 11-13   Sign up now for the 2013 NAESP National Conference and Expo of the Year
Other News
  The pros and cons of year-round schools
  Bullying and teasing are no laughing matter
  How schools are boosting results through individualized learning
  How and when the school reform bubble popped - and what happens next
  Donalyn Miller - author of The Book Whisperer and the upcoming Reading in the Wild - shares her insights and opinions with Common Core blogger Suzanne McCabe
  Common Core: Motivating with magazines
  Keep your books close and your libraries closer
  Big Event Warehouse Book Sale! 25% to 80% Off Everything!
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