A Learning Hero is someone who truly is engaged in education, either in their child’s education, another young person’s education, or his/her own education. Learning Heroes has announced the release of the “Super 5 Back-to-School Power Moves,” five simple tips for parents to support their children’s academic success and social-emotional-cognitive well-being. The Super 5 is part of a Learning Heroes’ continuing national public service initiative to partner with Scholastic Inc., National PTA, National Council of La Raza, National Urban League, UNCF, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and others. Parents can find the Super 5 and other tools and resources at www.BeALearningHero.org.
The Super 5 was in part a response to data from Parents 2016: Hearts & Minds of Parents in an Uncertain World, a national poll commissioned by Learning Heroes earlier this year, which found that 90 percent of all parents said their child was achieving at or above grade level in reading or math, when the reality is much lower according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress data (36 and 40 percent respectively). The report also found that parents said they could use more knowledge/information about social-emotional learning, as well as a detailed explanation of their child’s goals for learning by grade level, both of which the Super 5 provides.