July 23rd, 2009
07:59 PM ET

Documents: Closing the achievement gap

Harlem Children’s Zone, a Harlem based organization that helps needy minority children achieve success, has recently gained attention for the success of their Promise Acadamey charter schools. It was revealed in a Harvard study that the three schools, with extended school year and increased hours in the school day , have proven to close the black-white achievement gap in mathematics and reduce it in other subjects.

President and CEO, Geoffrey Canada is now directing his passions towards the fight against childhood obesity. Read the Harvard report below and tune in to Black in America 2 tonight at 8p ETand to AC360° tonight at 10p ET to hear details about Canada's recent community efforts.

Click here to read Harvard's findings

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  1. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    So is the takeaway that if blacks adopt a good work ethic they do well? Gee, most of us have known that for years.

    July 23, 2009 at 8:34 pm |