Documentary Waiting for “Superman” is both the inspiration for and inaugural sponsor of The Huffington Post‘s new HuffPost Education section, which it described as a one-stop hub offering news, features, blog posts, video, and other related content.
HuffPost Education is being produced in partnership with cause-marketing and technology-solutions provider Causecast.
Waiting for “Superman” is directed by Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), and it focuses on five children and their experiences with the educational system.
HuffPost co-founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington said:
The Huffington Post is thrilled to launch HuffPost Education — a new section that highlights and builds on the issues raised in Waiting for “Superman.” Education has always been the great equalizer in America: the chance for each succeeding generation to improve their minds — and their lives. But something has gone terribly wrong with our education system, and this failure has profound consequences for America’s future. Our nation’s education crisis demands “the fierce urgency of now,” and that’s why HuffPost Education looks at the problems plaguing our schools, but also focuses on the innovative solutions being proposed and implemented all across the country. Last but not least, it’s an opportunity to celebrate and support the many teachers who, despite a broken system, are doing heroic work.
Causecast CEO Ryan Scott added:
We’re delighted to announce the expansion of our HuffPost partnership with the launch of HuffPost Education. Like HuffPost Impact, our award-winning service and philanthropy vertical, HuffPost Education strives to move the needle forward by providing inspiring content combined with tools that let readers take action. The aim is to be the definitive online hub for addressing the education crisis, a forum for the best and most innovative minds in America to discuss the current and future state of our public education system, and a venue for everyday participation.