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Achievement gap threatens U.S. society, educator tells Hawaii teachers

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hawaii educators and education professionals attended a March 11 lecture by educator and author Geoffrey Canada at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Harlem Children’s Zone, which Geoffery Canada founded, was the model for President Barack Obama’s “Promise Neighborhoods” initiative. Canada spoke to Hawaii educators and education professionals March 11 at the Blaisdell Center.

Closing the achievement gap between poor kids and their wealthier peers is critical to the future of the nation, said the founder of Harlem Children’s Zone. Read more

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