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Scholastic Corporation
General information
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Other Names
Type Children's literacy and education
Founded October 22, 1920
Defunct
Predecessor
Successor
Founder Maurice R. Robinson
Location United States
557 Broadway
New York City
New York
Key People Richard Robinson, CEO, President & Chairman; Maureen O'Connell, Exec. VP CFO & CAO
Industry
Served area
Products Books, Magazines, pre-K to grade 12 instructional programs, classroom magazines
Owner
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Homepage

Scholastic Corporation is an American publishing, education and media company known for publishing, selling, and distributing books and educational materials for schools, teachers, parents, and children. Products are distributed to schools and districts, to consumers through the schools via reading clubs and fairs, and through retail stores and online sales. The business has three segments: Children Book Publishing & Distribution (Trade, Book Clubs and Book Fairs), Education, and International. Scholastic holds the exclusive U.S. publishing rights to Harry Potter and The Hunger Games book series. Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in print and digital educational materials for pre-K to grade 12.

In addition to Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, the company is known for its school book clubs and book fairs, classroom magazine Scholastic News, and popular book series: Clifford the Big Red Dog, Goosebumps, The Magic School Bus, Captain Underpants, Animorphs, and I Spy. Scholastic also publishes instructional reading and writing programs, and offers professional learning and consultancy services for school improvement. Clifford the Big Red Dog serves as the mascot for Scholastic.

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