Waiting for Superman 

Mom a Poor Reader? That Could Hurt Her Kid's Success, Study Shows

Reading to your kids is a great way to give them a head start on reading and math skills. Credit: Getty Images
As the debate over public education rages on, a new study points to another factor that could help shape early education programs: Mom'...
Moms with poor literacy can affect their children's success in life.

Opinion: Failing Teachers Should Get the Boot, Kids Come First

In public school systems, do kids come first? Credit: Getty Images
I went to see "Waiting for 'Superman'" recently, then tuned in for a virtual town hall meeting moderated by Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post, and featuring the film's...
My biggest fear was -- and still is -- very real: Of all in-school factors that affect student achievement, effective teachers and principals account for nearly 60 percent of a student's ability to succeed, according to "Waiting for Superman."

Grade School Counselors Could Boost Student Performance, Study Finds

President Barack Obama walks with Anthony Black from Washington, DC., as he meets with the five children who were featured in the documentary "Waiting for Superman" in the Oval Office on Oct. 11, 2010. Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
The docu...
Providing the opportunity for grade school-aged students to meet with counselors is an experiment that could rapidly boost student performance, quell disruptive behavior and resuscitate schools.


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