HCZ held a historic groundbreaking for its new $100-million Promise Academy school building and community center in the St. Nicholas Houses. “The Promise Academy will not only enrich the lives of the Harlem Children’s Zone students, but it will also add to the vitality of…
On September 24th, HCZ President/CEO Geoffrey Canada appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss education and Waiting for Superman on a panel with Governor Chris Christie, Mayor Cory Booker, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Watch a special unaired segment here.
Read Thomas Friedman’s Op-Ed in the NY Times on education reform, Waiting for Superman, and putting kids first.
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.
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…