Education Funding

Webinars Planned for Obama’s ‘Promise Neighborhoods’

By Mary-Ellen Phelps Deily — May 04, 2010 1 min read

Want to learn more about the Obama administration’s new Promise Neighborhoods program? Here’s your chance: The U.S. Department of Education is hosting free pre-application Webinars—tomorrow and next Monday, May 10.

Much the way the widely praised Harlem Children’s Zone has worked to reach children in tough circumstances, Promise Neighborhoods should offer children in low-income communities “a continuum of academic programs and family and community supports, from the cradle through college to career, with a strong school or schools at the center,” the department says.

The department also recently released rules for the Promise Neighborhoods program. To learn more, read my Education Week colleague Alyson Klein’s post over at the Politics K-12 blog.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Beyond School blog.