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Paul Tough Urges the U.S. Government to Fund Innovation

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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Geoffrey Canada on CNN’s “Campbell Brown”

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.

Geoffrey Canada Featured on NPR’s “The Takeaway”

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.

Harvard Study of HCZ Gets “OK” from Federal Agency

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…

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HCZ on “60 Minutes” with Anderson Cooper

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…

HCZ Is the “Talk of the Nation”

NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” spoke to HCZ’s Geoffrey Canada for its series on “what works.”  Listen to the audio and read about how HCZ is breaking the pattern of poverty here.

President Obama Cites HCZ as an Innovator

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.