Paul Tough

Writer & Speaker

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Bill Moyers on Times Magazine Article

Bill Moyers comments on my Times Magazine article on Roseland, poverty, and Barack Obama. More here.

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Aspen Panel

Here’s some video of “Can Character Be Taught?,” a panel I was on last weekend at the Aspen Ideas Festival, along with Dominic Randolph and Russell Shaw. Andrea Mitchell moderated. It’s part of the Education Nation series of reports on NBC News.

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Canada at Huffington Post event

Geoffrey Canada was chosen by the readers of Huffington Post as the Ultimate Game Changer in Impact of 2010. The video above shows Canada’s remarks at a Huffington Post celebration last Thursday, where he accepted the honor.

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Promise Neighborhood News

More news stories about communities around the country using the example of the Harlem Children’s Zone to develop new strategies to help poor children succeed. In the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, an article about a new nonprofit working to rebuild that city’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood. From North Minneapolis comes news about the Northside Achievement Zone. There are two big initiatives in New Jersey, one in Newark, and one in Camden.

And from Athens, Georgia, a report on the Whatever It Takes initiative:

The name “Whatever It Takes” was taken from the title of a book by Paul Tough, an account of the Harlem Children’s Zone, a large-scale social service project that inundates children in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood with educational and health services aimed at turning them into college graduates. Following the Obama Administration’s announcement of the Promise Neighborhood grant in April, the U.S. Department of Education stated that the program would be based in part on the Harlem Children’s Zone model. Even so, Earnest and Johnson say that WIT is not intended to be a replication of that project.

Here’s a video from Athens, introduced by Michael Stipe:

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Canada Returns to Colbert

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Reverse Racism – Geoffrey Canada
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Mark Sanford

Geoffrey Canada was Stephen Colbert’s guest on the Colbert Report on Monday, talking about reverse racism and President Obama’s recent speech to the NAACP Centennial.

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Chattanooga TV report

Chattanooga’s CBS affiliate, WDEF, covered the Ochs Center’s public policy forum on early education. The video is here.

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Maine TV

From the NBC affiliate in Portland, a report on this week’s Child Welfare Conference at the University of Maine, with some footage (or inch-age) of my keynote address.

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

CNN on Harlem Children’s Zone

Soledad O’Brien reports for CNN on the Harlem Children’s Zone, including visits to Harlem Gems and Promise Academy, a clip from the Obama speech and cameos by Darryl Reeves and Darryl Reeves Jr., both of whom were featured in the Baby College chapter of Whatever It Takes.

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Education Writers Conference Video

Video of my remarks at the Education Writers Conference in DC last weekend.

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Felipe Calderon’s Bookshelf

Everyone wants to know: What is Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, reading these days? For a clue, watch this report on Nightline, and wait until the countdown time counter gets to about -2:05.