Learning Supports

Going beyond the classroom to systematically address student barriers to learning.

An integrated approach to improving student outcomes

Many students face barriers outside of the classroom that prevent them from showing up motivated and ready to learn. For students dealing with these challenges, effective instruction alone is not enough. Scholastic’s Learning Supports Pathway helps educators systemically address these barriers so all students have the opportunity to benefit from effective instruction.

Building a System of Integrated Learning Supports drives significant wins in reducing learning barriers.

Our Approach

In order to drive student success, we help schools and districts build an expanded approach to school improvement that begins with assessing current support programs and practices. Our specialists work side-by-side with state, district, and school leaders to unite frequently fragmented support services into a unified system, address gaps in student supports, and enhance school improvement plans so that instruction, leadership and learning supports work together to achieve equity and maximize performance for all students.

The Pathway to Systemic School Improvement


Secure commitment from key leaders and build a shared vision for school improvement.


Examine support programs, practices and positions, map existing resources, and review key data.


Develop and train school improvement teams and expand current improvement plan.


Keep initiatives on track with professional development, job-embedded coaching, resources and progress monitoring.


Review outcomes to identify successes and areas of need and plan next steps.

Meet Some of Our Specialists

Our specialists help you determine your specific needs, expand your school improvement plan, and implement high-impact strategies.

Dr. Rhonda Neal Waltman

Senior Director of Consultancy Services, Learning Supports

Ron Mirr

Vice President,
FACE and Learning Supports

We Support You Every Step of the Way

Scholastic Education offers support for every phase of school improvement. Services include planning, consultation, coaching, and customized workshops designed to meet the unique needs of your students, your schools, and your district.

We help educators address student needs in six key areas:

Classroom-based Enrichment

Empower teachers to foster the social, emotional, intellectual, and behavioral development of students.

Student & Family Interventions

Provide assistance to students and families in order to ameliorate their specific issues.


Ease students through key transitions to ensure they’re ready and motivated to learn.

Crisis Prevention

Be prepared with a crisis plan including prevention, early intervention, and immediate-response protocols.

Community Collaboration

Provide assistance to students and families in order to ameliorate their specific issues.

Family Engagement

Engage families to be informed and active participants in their children’s educations.

Additional areas of support include:

School Climate

  • Improving Adult-Student Relationships
  • Addressing Discipline

Principal Leadership Series

  • Reframing School Improvement
  • The Strategic Lens
  • Analyzing Progress

Topic Workshops

  • Student Attendance
  • Mental Health
  • Disproportionality
  • Student Motivation
  • Restorative Practices
  • Graduation Rate
  • Poverty Awareness

Interested in learning more?

Contact a Learning Supports specialist:

800.387.1437 ext. 6747

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