Messy Battle Brews Over Scholastic Succession

A tense succession battle is taking form at writer Scholastic Corp. within the wake of the dying this summer season of its longtime boss, Richard Robinson.

In a single nook is Iole Lucchese, a longtime Scholastic government who had a romantic relationship with Mr. Robinson. He bequeathed his controlling stake within the firm to Ms. Lucchese, who’s now board chair and chief technique officer.