HARLEM STUDENTS EXCEL
Given the terrible state of New York City's public education system–where many high schools, if not most, operate below the average standards–it's really quite refreshing to come across independent programs and initiatives that break the stereotype. Take Harlem's (Manhattan) A. Philip Randolph Campus High School, for instance. Their CCPI (Career and College Preparatory Institute) program was recently feature in an MSNBC short highlighting the great strides that their unique work is doing for enrolled students. This includes expanding their participation in the arts and setting them on a path to four-year colleges and universities.