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Scholastic to host the Kids Gorilla Summit

Posted by bronwynr on September 26, 2008

[Via Children’s Bookshelf]

Gathering for Gorillas
Photo: Getty Images.
On Friday, September 26, Scholastic will host the Kids Gorilla Summit— a gathering of some 180 elementary and middle-school students focusing on the plight of Africa’s endangered mountain gorillas—in its New York City headquarters. The summit, part of a broader campaign for which Scholastic has partnered with the Clinton Global Initiative, the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation and Wildlife Direct, will be broadcast live on Scholastic’s Web site. Among the speakers at the summit will be Dr. Paula Kahumbu and Craig Hatkoff, part of the team behind Looking for Miza: The True Story of the Mountain Gorilla Family Who Rescued One of Their Own (Scholastic Press) as well as the bestseller Owen and Mzee. Here, President Bill Clinton looks on as children from the Scholastic Kids Press Corps from Rwanda and the U.S. sign the Clinton Global Initiative Commitment.

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Parents Want Online Access to Children’s Schoolwork, Study Says

Posted by bronwynr on September 25, 2008

 Most parents want more involvement in their children’s schoolwork by having online access to their assignments and coursework, but less than half actually have permission to do so, says a new survey.In fact, a whopping 92 percent of parents say they’d like access to the same online content and curricula distributed to their kids, but only 49 percent report that schools provide such access, says a survey by Studywiz Spark, a company that supplies an online learning environment for students. read more…

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