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National Town Hall on Ed Reform

HCZ’s Geoffrey Canada was part of a national town hall on education held in Washington, DC, joining New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Senator Michael Bennet, Congressman George Miller, and Deputy Secretary of Education Anthony Miller, with moderator Jessica Yellin of CNN.  Watch the video here….

Geoffrey Canada Named to TIME 100

HCZ’s Geoffrey Canada was named to Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.  Read a brief article about Canada by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and watch a video highlighting the “Harlem Renaissance” and HCZ’s deeply committed staff.

Groundbreaking at New School Building

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…

Geoffrey Canada Sets the Record Straight

HCZ’s Geoffrey Canada responds to the controversy over Waiting for Superman and sets the record straight about our Promise Academy Charter Schools in a New York Daily News op-ed.

Unaired Segment from Geoffrey Canada’s Oprah Appearance

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.

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.