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Deborah Kenny

This Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King From Harlem Students Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes

Deborah Kenny | Posted 03.22.2013 | New York
Deborah Kenny

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance, and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." As we come together as a community to honor Dr. King, let us take a moment to recommit to his inspiring vision.

Deborah Kenny And Bill Cosby Talk Teachers, Education

Posted 09.25.2012 | Education

Educator and national activist Dr. Deborah Kenny was interviewed by Bill Cosby about her new book, "Born to Rise" at the National Charter Schools Conf...

Obama And Education Reform: Deborah Kenny Responds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Deborah Kenny, founder and chief executive of Harlem Village Academies, says the essential education takeaway from President Obama's State of the Unio...

Bill De Blasio And Deborah Kenny Square Off On Cathie Black Debate (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Voices on all sides of the debate continue to spar over Mayor Michael Bloomberg's appointment of Cathie Black to replace Joel Klein as New York City s...

The Blind Side

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

Much of what has been written about Harlem Village Academies, Green Dot and many other charter schools is the product of a massive PR machine, of which Waiting for "Superman" is just the glossiest example.

WATCH: Bill Cosby Interviews Deborah Kenny On Revolutionary Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Deborah Kenny started the Harlem Village Academy in 2003 after her husband's untimely death left her searching for a new life purpose. The academy h...

Deborah Kenny On The Promise Of Charter Schools And The Harlem Village Academies | BOB HERBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Deborah Kenny has created three phenomenally successful charter schools in Harlem and is in the process of creating more. She's gotten a great deal of...

Bill Cosby on Harlem Village Academies: I'm Jumping (Video)

Tiki Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tiki Barber

Cosby talked exuberantly about Harlem Village Academies as a model for the nation on MSNBC.

Charter Schools Get the Test Scores Up

Tom Lowry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Lowry

Unlike most of her audience of media moguls, charter school impresario Deborah Kenny has some positive results to brag about. Test scores have improved dramatically at her schools in just five years.