In The News
PBS MetroFocus Looks at Horizons
Horizons National Chair Jane Williams recently appeared on the PBS multi-platform news show, MetroFocus, to talk about the positive long-term effects of programs like Horizons. Click the link below to view the segment, part of the show's continuing look at "Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America."
Allison Williams talks Horizons on the TODAY Show
Horizons ambassador Allison Williams appeared on the TODAY Show to talk about Horizons - check out the video!
The Facts on Child Poverty
Nearly half of the children born into poverty remain persistently poor; we have a great responsibility and a wonderful opportunity to fund the programs and resources that are demonstrated to help all children realize their fullest potential.
North Carolina Has the Fastest Growing Achievement Gap in the Nation, New Index Confirms
The achievement gap between students from lowincome communities and their more advantaged peers is growing at a faster pace in North Carolina than any other state in the nation, according to the Education Equality Index (EEI). The size of the citywide achievement gaps in Raleigh and Durham rank the cities 92 and 96 in education equality, respectively, among the nation’s 100 largest cities. With two of the largest achievement gaps in the nation, the EEI scores for both cities illustrate the need to increase access to schools that put lowincome students on an equal playing field.
Learning from Summer: Effects of Voluntary Summer Learning Programs on Low-Income Urban Youth
A groundbreaking study finds high-quality summer learning programs benefit high-attending students in math and reading.