, President Obama announced grants to five communities designated at “Promise Zones” that are planned to replicate — more or less — the Harlem Children’s Zone. I’ve published many posts about the Harlem Children’s Zone — both positive and less than positive — including concerns about parent engagement and how they relate to local institutions. […]
Since yesterday, in response to the critical Brookings Institution report, more and more fascinating info has been written on the Harlem Children’s Zone: You can read Geoffrey Canada’s point by point response… Alexander Russo also has a very, very interesting guest post today on the topic.
Yesterday, I wrote about several columns appearing in the Washington Post about a just-released study on the Harlem Children’s Zone. Well, another excellent one appeared today. Check-out “Poverty, student achievement, HCZ: Berliner.”
I’ve written a lot about the Harlem Children’s Zone, including applause for its great work and some concerns, too. The release this week of a Brookings Institute report on the HCZ has prompted some interesting discussion in the the educational blogosphere. Check-out: The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews’ Rare attack on Harlem Children’s Zone. Alexander Russo’s […]
The deadline is approaching — this coming Monday — for applications to become one of the Obama Administration’s “Promise Neighborhoods” to “replicate” the Harlem Children’s Zone. National Public Radio has just finished a two-part series on the prospects for these efforts: Up For Grabs: $10M For Groups Reaching Kids Lessons From Harlem Take Root In […]
I recently posted about the Request for Proposals published by the Department of Education for replicating the Harlem Children’s Zone. GOOD Magazine just published a very good overview, including potential issues (and even an infographic) on this topic. There is a possibility of Sacramento pursuing this possibility and, if that happens, I’m hopeful that the […]
You can see the full 60 Minutes segment on the Harlem Children’s Zone that appeared tonight here. 60 Minutes has a lot of extra features on the HCZ here. Nothing I saw lessened my concerns or answered my questions about the HCZ’s viewing parents more as clients than partners, or about their lack of partnership […]
This Sunday, the CBS News program “60 Minutes” will run an interview with Geoffrey Canada from the Harlem Children’s Zone. You can see a preview here. You can read my previous posts on the Harlem Children’s Zone here. Thanks to jpalladino for the tip.
The Harlem Children’s Zone has announced that they’re hosting a national conference with a “with a focus on how to transform their communities by replicating the innovative HCZ model.” It will be taking place in November. I’ve posted in the past about how much I like the HCZ, and also shared some questions/concerns about their […]
Schools central to Promise Zone anti-poverty strategy is a good overview written up at Ed Source. It also reflects the questions I have about how seriously the role of parent – and community — engagement has played — both at the original Harlem Children’s Zone and in the expansion program. As I’ve written before (you […]
Famed Harlem Children’s Program Will Get New Leader is the New York Times headline about Geoffrey Canada’s departure from being Director of the Harlem Children’s Zone (he will, however, stay on as President of its Board). It doesn’t quite fit, but I’ll still add this info to My Best Posts On The Harlem Children’s Zone […]
I’ve written a lot about the Harlem Children’s Zone — both on it’s positives and on some of my concerns. The New York Times has just published an extensive article headlined “Lauded Harlem Schools Have Their Own Problems.” It seems pretty balanced. It doesn’t mention the parent engagement issues that I’ve been concerned about, but, […]
Harlem Program Singled Out as Model: Obama Administration to Replicate Plan in Other Cities to Boost Poor Children is a lengthy Washington Post piece on the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ). The HCZ obviously does very good work. I do have some questions, though, about how they relate to parents and to the broader community. From […]
I’ve written a lot about Promise Zones & Neighborhoods (see My Best Posts On The Harlem Children’s Zone & Other “Promise Zones”) – both critical and supportive. The Associated Press just published a feature on them in three separate parts: What to know about Promised Neighborhoods AP Photos: A new approach to save a neighborhood […]
As most readers know, Rahm Emanuel is favored to become the next Mayor of Chicago, where there is mayoral control of public schools. In his response to the question “Please explain how you would encourage more parental involvement in the public schools. Do you support tying parental involvement to school funding or what schools should […]
The Washington Post just ran a column about a new book several education researchers have written severely criticizing the research base of President Obama’s “Blueprint For Reform,” his successor to No Child Left Behind. Here’s a quote from that column: For example, it says, “Family involvement is crucial to education, but the evidence for a […]
Yesterday, the Department of Education announced that 21 nonprofit organizations and universities will receive Promise Neighborhoods planning grants. These are designed to replicate the Harlem Children’s Zone. You can read more about them in these places: The Hechinger Ed blog has a good summary and analysis. Here’s the Department of Ed’s official announcement And here’s […]
The House of Representatives is now considering a bill to reduce spending for the Promise Neighborhoods Initiative by seventy percent, according to the Hechinger Report. Promise Neighborhoods is the name given to the effort to replicate the Harlem Children’s Zone. Boy, it’s sure been in the news over the past 36 hours.
I’ve written a lot about the Harlem Children’s Zone and the federal effort to replicate them (called Promise Neighborhoods). I’ve just learned about a project that has been set-up to support future replication efforts called The Promise Neighborhoods Institute. They also have a blog worth checking-out.
I’ve written about efforts by the Obama Administration to replicate the Harlem Children’s Zone. The Department of Education is now seeking peer reviewers for grant applications by groups who want to create these “Promise Neighborhoods.”