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Beyond the Test Scores at the Harlem Children’s Zone

When the Harlem Children’s Zone opened a charter school in a housing project, it set out to raise test scores. While grades haven’t improved dramatically, the school has helped to create a community and is slowly changing the culture of the neighborhood.

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Community in Favor of New Charter School in Wakefield

A Bronx Charter School for Better Learning proposal to open a second school inside J.H.S. 144 on Gunther Avenue next fall faced no public resistance Feb. 9.

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Paul Tough Tackles How Children Succeed

For the better part of the last decade New York Times reporter Paul Tough has written about education, poverty and the obstacles to success students both in New York and across America face.

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Foreign Languages Making a Comeback in Public Schools

In a school system where more than 100 languages are spoken, classes in Italian, French, Mandarin, even Hebrew are becoming popular.

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The Kids Aren’t All Right, But Geoffrey Canada Is Working On It

In “Whatever It Takes,” Paul Tough follows Geoffrey Canada for almost five years as he attempts to figure out how to reduce the disparity between low-income and middle-class children.

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