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Resources,  September 16, 2008

Geoffrey Canada: 'Whatever It Takes' To Teach Kids

"The Harlem Children's Zone, writes New York Times reporter Paul Tough, is 'the first and so far the only organization in the country that pulls together ... integrated social and educational services for thousands of children' all under one umbrella, all in one place, all at one time.

It's the brainchild of education and social-services reformer Geoffrey Canada, and it's nothing less than an audacious poverty-eradication effort that, as Publishers Weekly explains, is 'predicated upon changing everything' in the New York City neighborhoods it targets, 'creating an interlocking web of services targeted at the poorest and least likely-to-succeed children.'"

An interview with Geoffrey Canada and Paul Tough just aired on the NPR program Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

URL: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94576366
Posted by wrivenburgh on September 16, 2008 | Resources
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