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Transforming Public Schools

Parent and community groups push for meaningful school reform in low-income neighborhoods On June 11, 1997, the New York Times heralded the news that the...

Bringing School Home

"Ms. Clanton," called a student as Michelle Clanton made her way down the hall of Camden Middle Community School in Newark, New Jersey. For...

Making Work Pay

Nellie Cunningham works for ARAMARK, a food service provider for one of Baltimore's public high schools, where she prepares student lunches. She has been...

Divide and Conquer

In its one and a half years, the New York City Coalition for the Preservation of Gardens (known as the Garden Coalition) has worked...

The Board and Fundraising

The broad purpose of a board of directors is to run an organization effectively. Board members are bound to ensure that their particular organization...

School and Community: Repairing the Bridge

Ghetto Schooling: A Political Economy of Urban Educational Reform by Jean Anyon. 217 pp. New York: Teachers College Press, 1997, $18.95 Waiting for a Miracle:...

The Rocky Road to Training Consolidation

When Shelterforce proposed an article on training legislation, I assumed that, by the time I started to write, I'd be summarizing a recently passed...

Legislative News

May/June 1998 Washington News and Views Legislative News Congress Raids Section 8 to Fund Emergency Aid The President signed the 1998 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations...

Action In Concert Builds Community

The community development movement has grown tremendously in size and scope over the past few years. Thousands of CDCs now produce a wide range...

Closing the Wage Gap

Minimum wage doesn't buy what it used to. Based upon the federal government's own poverty line, it's not even enough to survive. To close...