Watchdog targets McGinty’s tactics
Post Gazette By Tracie Mauriello / Post-Gazette Washington Bureau August 15, 2016 12:00 AM
The program, called the Institute of Hip-Hop Entrepreneurship, won nearly $309,000in the 2016 Knight Cities Challenge. The man behind the project is Tayyib Smith, founder of the creative agency Little Giant Creative. Smith, 45, is a third-generation Philadelphian and serial entrepreneur who used to manage artists for Axis Music Group. "I feel really fortunate that I escaped poverty and I've been able to be a serial entrepreneur," Smith said. "I want to offer people an opportunity to gain fiscal literacy or financial independence." He's using hip-hop as a means to that end. He says he knows many successful entrepreneurs who used hip-hop as a gateway to opportunity. "If you look at the ethos of hip-hop, it's usually someone trying to take what they have, take their own narrative, their own life experience, and make it into something larger," Smith said.
Washington, D.C. – The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools president and CEO Nina Rees released the following statement today in response to Ohio State Auditor David Yost’s proposal to fund the state’s full-time virtual charter schools based upon performance:
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The Star-Spangled Banner will be sung by school children nationwide on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10:00am PST and 1:00pm EST. Students will learn about the words and meaning of the flag and sing the first stanza. This will be the third annual simultaneous sing-a-long event created by the APEF-9/12 Generation Project. The project aims to bring students together – as the world came together – on September 12, 2001.