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Losing Ground, But Not Because of Language

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 10.30.2016 | Education
Josmar Trujillo

There are terrible charters, to be sure, but there are also those that are winning people over. So I wasn't surprised that there was a strong show of force of families marching under the charter banner.

How Do You Develop a Scalable STEM Education Model That Nurtures Deep Learning?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 11.09.2014 | Education
Tara Chklovski

I was very intrigued by Alex Hernandez's post about scalable K-12 solutions and wanted to share some of our own hard won lessons in trying to build a scalable STEM education solution.

William Louis-Dreyfus's Extraordinary Love for Art, Country

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Louis-Dreyfus's daughter, Emmy-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and her husband, former SNL comic, writer and director, Brad Hall have produced an extraordinary film about the Louis-Dreyfus collection.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Can Art Save a Life?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus | Posted 07.27.2014 | Education
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Growing up, there was always art all over the place in their apartment. Julia had no idea where it all came from, except that it was one of her dad's two big passions. The other was justice for the African American citizens of this great country.

The Global Search for Education: The School of the Future

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.21.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The school of the future will embrace the idea that parents need to be reeducated, starting in elementary school, about the tools, methodologies, cur...

Why Is Public Television Against Public Schools?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Peter Dreier

You'd think that that public television would support public education, but you'd be wrong. The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) has gotten in bed with the billionaires and conservatives who want to privatize our public schools.

Education Advocate Canada Says 'We Need Different Schools in NYC'

Jane Williams | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
Jane Williams

On Bloomberg EDU this week, Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) president and CEO, discusses poverty, "no excuses," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, early childhood education, public charter and traditional schools, and parent engagement.

Children's Zone President Geoff Canada to Step Down

Jane Williams | Posted 04.12.2014 | Education
Jane Williams

The Harlem Children's Zone [HCZ] announced today that Geoffrey Canada, the educational, social and health service organization's president and chief executive officer, will step aside on June 30 to make room for Anne Williams-Isom.

Functional Literacy for All

Walter Dean Myers | Posted 03.02.2014 | Education
Walter Dean Myers

Let's teach caretakers and young parents how to read and interact linguistically with babies and toddlers. Let's carefully explain to grandmothers and uncles that they have a gift to give to their children -- the gift of functional literacy!

Will We Act to Save All Our Children and Our Nation's Future? We Can!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

When a majority of all American fourth and eighth grade public school students can't read or do math at grade level, including almost three quarters of Black and Latino students, we are continuing to allow a system that serves and saves just a few children and starves many others.

How Billionaire, Stan Druckenmiller, Bets on Education

Kai Sato | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kai Sato

Most recent media coverage of Druckenmiller has centered on generational equity. But at USC, he offered unique insight into his celebrated investment principles and discussed how he applied those principles to education by backing Harlem Children's Zone.

The American Dream (Unfulfilled)

Jane Williams | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Jane Williams

This week on Bloomberg EDU with Jane Williams, we asked Geoffrey Canada, president and chief executive officer of The Harlem Children's Zone, to talk about how Dr. Martin Luther King's dream looks right about now.

Dr. Steve Perry: Promiscuity Is A Form Of Self-Mutilation For Daddyless Daughters

OWN | Posted 03.10.2014 | OWN

For girls who grow up without fathers, it's not unusual to act out sexually and look for validation in all the wrong places. Promiscuity is often obse...

WATCH: 8 Simple Things Good Dads Do

OWN | Posted 07.19.2013 | OWN

Oprah calls it an epidemic in this country that so many boys can be called "fatherless sons." Yet, whether a father had been physically absent for par...

WATCH: Why Some Kids Feel 'Fatherless' Even When Dad Is Around

OWN | Posted 07.12.2013 | OWN

According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, one in three children live apart from their biological fathers in America. After airing a two-part sp...

New York Heroes Changing the World

Lena Tabori | Posted 10.26.2012 | New York
Lena Tabori

It is people like Geoffrey Canada, founder of the now-famous Harlem Children's Zone, who see problems and determine to try to fix them, that are shaping the landscape of social entrepreneurship in the 21st century.

Why Are Prisons More of a Priority than Schools?

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

No 10 year-old in this nation should feel as though they are more likely to live a life in prison than a life filled with possibilities that only a high quality education can bring.

Geoffrey Canada: 'Come Join Our Team. We're Losing'

Posted 05.15.2012 | College

Famed educator Geoffrey Canada spoke at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday about the importance of education and the battle to make America a mo...

Leaders of New Group Have an "Interest" in Education

Gail Robinson | Posted 06.13.2012 | New York
Gail Robinson

Increasingly privatized education -- with charters, consultants and competition -- offers more opportunities for investment and profit-making. Its proponents have a special and vested interest in the policies they promote.

WATCH: Henry Louis Gates Helps Barbara Walters Find Her Roots

Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices

Renowned Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. has helped a number of celebrities discover integral aspects of their family origins, now he's taking...

My Thoughts From Education Nation

Lee Kolbert | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education
Lee Kolbert

How do we account for population, demographics, family support, poverty... oh yeah. We can fire the bad teachers and hire really good ones. A really good teacher can overcome all of those things.

Diane Ravitch and Geoffrey Canada Duke It Out at Education Nation

Rocco Staino | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Rocco Staino

Diane Ravitch, educational historian and professor of education at New York University, and Geoffrey Canada, founder and CEO of the Harlem Children's ...

Should Fewer Americans Head to College and More Head to Parenting Classes?

Keli Goff | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

Here in the U.S. successful parenting remains the most powerful weapon we have to combat many of society's larger problems, and many assume that it's a skill that comes naturally. But just like what you learn in college, it's doesn't.

Joy Resmovits

NYC Teachers Counter 'Waiting For Superman' With Film Of Their Own | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.24.2011 | Education

What did "Waiting For 'Superman'" get wrong? A grassroots group of parents and teachers pokes big holes in last year's blockbuster documentary abo...

Rajaratnam's Unlikely Defender

Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Grant McCool) - Hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam hopes a "Superman" will be able to help him win over the jury at his insider trading trial...