Board accepts $300,000 from The Heinz Endowments to support Summer Dreamers Academy
PITTSBURGH, December 17, 2014– One day after a new
RAND Corporation study showed students
attending the voluntary, district-led Summer Dreamers Academy entered school in
the fall with stronger mathematics skills than their peers, the School Board
accepted a grant to fund the program.
This evening the Board voted to accept a $300,000 grant from The Heinz
Endowments to support staffing, materials and student activities for the 2015
Summer Dreamers Academy. The
grant comes on the heels of research showing Summer Dreamers Academy can
attract low-income students and help them in math. Pittsburgh Public Schools is one of five
urban districts participating in the study conducted by RAND Education.
Quvenzhané Wallis says ‘Annie’ has ‘spunkalicious in it’
(UrbanMediaToday) - Annie Bennett is a ten-year-old
living in a Harlem, New York foster home but despite her hard knock life the
child has “spunk” says Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis who portrays the
precocious kid in the latest “Annie.” “This whole movie is
more like recent. Everything has spunkalicious in it,” Wallis observed.
Academy award winner
Jamie Foxx portrays Will Stacks, a billionaire tycoon and New York mayoral
candidate who takes Annie into his home for his own nefarious reasons. But he soon
finds that like the Grinch, his heart grows softer when the foster child spends
time around him.