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Barack Obama Is the President-Elect of the United States

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President-elect Barack Obama, wife Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha, arrive on stage for his election night victory rally at Grant Park on November 4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: ©Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

America has its first African-American President!

Read the Scholastic News Online Blog to find out what kids think President-elect Obama can do to help this country and what qualities they think are the most important in a good leader.

Check out these teaching resources for Barack Obama.

Get Out and Vote Today

Grouponstageweb This has been a historic election year, and no one knows this better than the Scholastic News Kid Reporters who have been on the campaign trail from the primaries to Election Day. Yesterday, at Scholastic headquarters in New York City, we invited a panel of Kid Reporters to recap their experiences with the presidential candidates. If you missed the live webcast, you can watch a video of the panel here and see photos here.

Scholastic News Kid Reporters will be working through the night to bring you and your students the latest election updates. Read the Election 2008 blog for their insights into today’s events.

At my local polling place, from students to seniors, from parents to professionals, I think we all felt that we were making history. I felt such a rush of civic pride when I pulled the lever and voted for the President of the United States. I confess I am a lapsed voter; I cast my last ballot in the 2004 Presidential election. But, I made a choice to participate in today’s election.

The kids of America voted last month, and Barack Obama won the Scholastic Presidential Poll. The kids have made their choice, now make yours!

Happy Halloween Photos

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Angela Bunyi's school hosted their annual Halloween Vocabulary Book parade this morning. Can you guess the vocabulary word the students dressed up as? See more photos here.

Please also welcome Alyssa Zelkowitz to our Scholastic Teacher Blogger team! Read her Strategies for Special Education & Inclusion Classrooms blog to find out how she incorporates Halloween in her teaching.

Chick_3 My nephew and I wish you all a happy and safe Halloween!

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