A 19-Year Study Reveals Kindergarten Students With These 2 Skills Are Twice as Likely to Obtain a College Degree (And They Have Nothing to Do With Reading)

It’s hard to believe that what your child knows at age 5 could influence his future chances of success. But that’s exactly what a 2015 study published in the American Journal of Public Health found. But researchers discovered that the skills that predict future success had nothing to do with reading or writing. Instead, they say your child’s social and emotional skills are what determine how likely your child is to go to college …

KBLX Cares Interview with Sterling James: Super Stars Literacy

Meghan Shah, Super Stars Literacy Board of Director came by to sit with Sterling James to talk about Super Stars Literacy a full wrap-around programming in partnership with a school site for K-2 students who, based on benchmark tests, are in need of extra literacy supports. For more information Click Here

Family Reading Nights Launch!

In early October Super Stars Literacy hosted our first Family Reading Nights of the 2017-2018 school year! Malaysia Alcorn, who facilitates Super Stars Literacy’s family nights, writes: “We had an amazing turnout at both Garfield Elementary and Think College Now Elementary in Fruitvale/San Antonio! Our family nights always have a special activity- and we used our time to help our …

Retired Alameda Teacher Can’t Stop Teaching

By ANGELA HILL | Bay Area News Group “After 30 years teaching young children in Montessori programs in Alameda, Sheri Fenstermacher discovered an ideal new challenge in retirement: more teaching. She now volunteers with Oakland-based Super Stars Literacy, dedicated to supporting K-2 students who struggle with reading text to succeed.” View full article here

Wealth Management.com Feature – Wealth Advisors with Heart: Carla Koren

Lifting the Curse of Illiteracy Diana Britton | Sep 30, 2014 View full article here Diana Britton | Sep 30, 2014 Sixty-five percent of fourth graders nationwide can’t read at the benchmark level, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. In California, it’s 73 percent. Morgan Stanley advisor Carla Koren has been trying to change that. In 2002, she …