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Scholastic Corporation (Nasdaq: SCHL) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of Clifford The Big Red Dog's(R) Birthday (aka Valentine's Day)

ADVISORY, Feb. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Scholastic Corporation (Nasdaq:SCHL), the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology and related services and children's media, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of Clifford the Big Red Dog's® Birthday, which is also Valentine's Day.

As she prepares to ring the Opening Bell, Deborah Forte, President of Scholastic Media, will celebrate the life of beloved author/illustrator Norman Bridwell, creator of Clifford, who passed away in December at the age of 86. Bridwell's brilliant and favorite big red dog will also be on hand along with some of his biggest fans – children of Scholastic and Nasdaq employees.

Where:

Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, February 13, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Scholastic Corporation Contact:
Kyle Good
(212) 343-4563
kgood@scholastic.com

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Will Briganti
(646) 441-5012
william.briganti@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:

A webcast of the Nasdaq Opening Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Scholastic Corporation (Nasdaq:SCHL):

Scholastic Corporation (Nasdaq:SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology and related services and children's media. Scholastic creates quality books, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products that help children learn both at school and at home. The Company distributes its products and services worldwide through a variety of channels, including school-based book clubs and book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, on-air, and online at www.scholastic.com.

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,500 listed companies with a market value of over $9.1 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit http://nasdaq.com/ambition or http://business.nasdaq.com.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.