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NY Times op-ed: Fund innovation

Author Paul Tough urges the federal government to fund innovative methods such as Promise Neighborhoods to close the achievement gap. Read here.

Update: Restore Funding to Promise Neighborhoods!

The Senate and House have both proposed funding Promise Neighborhoods program next year at levels far below President Obama's proposed $210 million.

Our collective voices are very strong! Meet with Congress while they are on recess and send them the message "Children deserve Promise Neighborhoods funded at $210 million!"

Our friends at PolicyLink have created terrific resources to help you accomplish this. Click here to connect to their resources.

If your organization is interested in signing onto a letter calling to restore the funding, see the letter here and contact Kate Shoemaker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Video: Aspen Institute Panel on Achievement Gap

Harvard economist Dr. Roland Fryer and HCZ's Geoffrey Canada discuss education and the black-white achievement gap at the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival.

Geoffrey Canada with Bill Bennett 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.


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