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$10 million gets Geoff Canada halfway through February.

I suppose Canada didn’t have a $75 million budget when he started out, either. But it is hard to imagine the Obama administration’s 20 “Promise Neighborhoods” blossoming anywhere nearly as robustly as the Harlem Children’s Zone they are inspired by when they get, on average, $500,000 each. The deadline for the grants is Monday, which Larry Abramson of NPR reports on this week. Still, any money that goes toward tackling the effects of poverty on children is better than nothing.

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