In an Op-Ed for the New York Times, Paul Tough, author of Whatever It Takes, discusses the HCZ model and urges the federal government to fund innovative initiatives, such as Promise Neighborhoods, to close the achievement gap. Read the article here.
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Appearing on the May 19 installment of CNN’s “Campbell Brown,” HCZ President/CEO Geoffrey Canada and former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett discussed the current crisis in America’s school system. Watch the video above or check it out here.
HCZ President/CEO Geoffrey Canada was a featured guest on NPR’s The Takeaway. Along with Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, he addressed the issue of closing the racial achievement gap in our schools. Click here to listen to the broadcast.
A study of HCZ’s Promise Academy Charter School by Harvard economist Roland Fryer was given a thumbs up by the “famously tough reviewers” at the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse, as reported by Education Week. Comparing students who won the school’s admission lottery…
In an Op-Ed about “the secrets” to fighting poverty, NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof cites HCZ’s Promise Academy as a “shining example of what is possible.” Read the full article here.
As Anderson Cooper notes at the beginning of the broadcast, “60 Minutes” first reported on Geoffrey Canada and HCZ three and half years earlier, but “back then there was no way to tell if his Children’s Zone was working. Today, however, results are in, and they’re…
Read about President Obama’s plan to duplicate the Harlem Children’s Zone model in 20 cities across the country with the Promise Neighborhoods program in The Washington Post.
At the White House on June 30th, President Obama announced an effort to replicate innovative nonprofits, citing the Harlem Children’s Zone as a prime example. HCZ President/CEO Geoffrey Canada also spoke at the event and the President’s full remarks are available here.