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Unprecedented Results in the Harlem Children’s Zone May 8, 2009

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Harlem Children's ZoneIt seems everyone has a different opinion on how to solve the achievement gap, but after reading David Brooks’ Op-Ed piece in The New York Times I’m convinced that Geoffrey Canada and his Harlem Children’s Zone are onto something. You can read the full article here, and, of course, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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Black Colleges Hit Hard By Economic Downturn February 20, 2009

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Colleges across the country are feeling the effects of these hard times, but historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s) are particularly suffering. And it’s really no surprise given the large number of low-income and first generation students that these black colleges serve. Those students were already hard-pressed to get a college education and now with loans ever tightening, pursuing a college degree is considered a luxury that most students and families can’t afford to take. It’s an unfortunate catch-22 that in difficult economic times an education is too costly, when in fact, getting a college degree could be the very thing to boost a low-income family’s earning power.

For more on how historically black colleges are weathering these economic times, read The New York Times article “Economy Hits Hard on Black Campuses.”

The High Cost of Higher Ed October 17, 2008

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Wall Street and homeowners aren’t the only ones feeling the strain of the economic downturn. College students and their parents are wondering how they’re going to make those tuition payments.  With the upheaval of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, credit tightening, and interest rates rising it’s becoming that much tougher to fund a college education.  This New York Times article paints a sobering picture of families doing their best to pay for college in uncertain times.

The Little Goat That Could… July 3, 2008

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I love this great story about how one small act of kindness can change the life of a person and eventually an entire community.  Click here to read the article featured in today’s New York Times.

NY Times Article: Urban HS Aiming Higher Than Diploma January 19, 2008

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Check out this interesting article about how high schools are changing their strategy…this is what we’re aiming to address in our documentary.

“Parents want the same thing parents in the past wanted,” Professor Roderick said. “They want their kids to be middle class. The problem is that the economy has changed, so doing better now means going to college. And someone has to help them figure out how to do this because the parents don’t know themselves.”