The D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative, which aims to lift children out of poverty, involves marshaling schools, nonprofits, and other community organizations to help children in troubled neighborhoods from 'cradle to college.'
Documentary 'Waiting for "Superman" ' takes a swipe at unions as the cause of America's failing high schools.
The Monitor's language columnist considers research that shows the real advantage middle-class parents give their children is that they talk to them.
Geoffrey Canada's initiative, Harlem Children's Zone, has grown to reach 8,000 children across nearly 100 city blocks.
A comprehensive plan for children that has caught the eye of Barack Obama.