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Published on, "School Pride" is a proactive, alternative series that tells the stories of communities coming together to renovate their aging and broken public schools. While transforming the school, the community also restores its sense of value and school pride.

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  1. 1. Site Search Search Local Business Listings Search for keywords, people, locations, obituaries, Web ID and more... Home News Business Sports Entertainment Living Interact Jobs Autos Real Estate Rentals Classified Ads Shop News Michigan News City of Detroit Wayne County Oakland County Macomb County Crime Lottery Weather EducationHome > Detroit NewsStudents see NBC shows Detroit school makeover More Detroit NewsPublished: Friday, August 06, 2010, 1:04 PM     Updated: Friday, August 06, 2010, 1:07 PM Most Comments Most Recent By The Associated Press Follow Detroit News stories with the most comments in the last 7 days. Gov. Rick Snyders tax plan Like Sign Up to see what your friends like. Tweet Share 171 faces uncertain future in GOP- Share run Senate Email 1 President Obama: Al-Qaida Print 148 leader, 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden deadDETROIT - - An aging Detroit high Michigan House approves 141 massive education fundingschool has gotten a makeover thanks cut, critics say it balancesto a television reality show. the budget on the backs of our childrenStudents and teachers on Friday wereamong those who got a peek at the Economic Policy Institute 114 says NAFTA cost Michigannewly renovated Communication and 43,600 jobsMedia Arts High School. They chantedand clapped as a red ribbon was cut Peter Luke: Gov. Rick Snyder 94 education plan calls for end tofollowing a week of work. non-performanceHighlights of the renovations includenewly redone classrooms, an updatedintercom system and new lighting. Most Active Users Whats this?District emergency financial manager AP photo Users with the most MLive.comRobert Bobb nominated CMA for theNBC show "School Pride" after learning Volunteers cheer during a news conference at Communication comments in the last 7 daysproducers were looking for schools. He and Media Arts High School in Detroit Sunday. The school is getting a makeover that will be featured on School Pride, a new 147 redwingsheroremoved it from the districts list of NBC reality show debuting this closures once it became afinalist. 128 blinkerstarThe show has said the school was selected because its poor physical condition and passionatestudents and parents. 119 stir fried shemp Sponsored Links 101 blackpajamas Share this story Story tools Email Print More stories in Detroit News 100 mchgnftbll Previous story Next story Detroit Links: Holocaust Survivors blast Update: Granholm says she does not Helen Thomas statue, Royal Oak want Wayne State presidency in wake of commissioner eyes permanent pot ban, speculation Rick Wagoner gets a gig Connect with Whats this? 1 Comments Feed All Facebook & Twitter accounts » Tom Jefferson August 09, 2010 at 3:15PM Follow Recommendations Sign Up Create an account or log in to see what Great example of getting involved and making something positve happen. your friends are recommending. Reply Post new Inappropriate? Alert us.
  2. 2. TheStreet Mobile | MainStreet | StockPickr | BankingMyWay | Jim Cramer | Doug Kass | RealMoney | Try Action Alerts PLUS HOME MARKETS NEWS RESEARCH STOCK PICKS TECH PERSONAL FINANCE LIFESTYLE SMALL BUSINESS VIDEOS PREMIUM SERVICES Press Releases Dow Jones S&P 500 NASDAQ 12,614.41 1,336.75 2,823.29 Oil * 109.35 Photo Release -- Virco Helps Launch NBCs 30.24 1.65 8.57 10 Yr 3.14% School Pride By Donating Over $300,000 Worth +0.24% +0.12% +0.30% Data delayed 20 minutes Of Furniture To Schools By GlobeNewswire 11/04/10 - 06:58 PM EDT Top Stories and Tools Add Comment   Recommend Tweet TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Virco® (Nasdaq:VIRC) – Americas More on Press Releases leading manufacturer and supplier of furniture and Hispanic National Bar Association equipment for K-12 schools – has donated more than Leaders Nominated To The Federal $300,000 worth of furniture for students and Bench educators to three schools in partnership with the new Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn Cooks Kentucky NBC TV series, School Pride. Derby Favorite With Iron Chef Bobby Flay MGE Energy Reports First-Quarter Earnings GAMCO Reports 1st Quarter 2011 Fully Diluted Earnings Up 30% At $0.65 Per Share Versus $0.50 Per Share Brokerage Partners LA Fitness Opens 4th Location In Tucson On The Southside. Unilever Receives Approval To Acquire Alberto Culver Alaska Airlines Introduces Portland Timbers Jet UPS Dispatches First U.S. Red Cross Logistics Action Team The debut episode of NBCs School Pride included a donation of Virco furniture to Celistics Signs An Agreement With Enterprise Middle School in Compton, CA. Renacer Cooperative For The This classroom is furnished with award- Manufacturing Of High-End Mobile Devices winning ZUMA(TM) Series chairs and desks. In Tierra De Fuego, Argentina U.S. Adds Most Private Sector Jobs In Years: Companies Must Hire Again As Workers Are Stretched To The Max Doing More With Less Market Activity Virco Manufacturing Corporation | VIRC Virco helped launch the debut episode of Free Newsletters from TheStreet NBCs School Pride with a furniture donation to Enterprise Middle School in Compton, CA. c d e f g After the Bell c d e f g Midday Bell Vircos donation included these ZUMA(R) c d e f g Before the Bell c d e f g TSC Top Ten Stories Newsletter Series chairs and student desks for collaborative learning environments. c d e f g Booyah! Newsletter c d e f g Winners & Losers c d e f g ETF Daily
  3. 3. The Seattle Times Company NWjobs | NWautos | NWhomes | NWsource | Free Classifieds | seattletimes.comWinner of Eight Pulitzer Prizes Television i j k l m n Our network sites j k l m n | Advanced Home Local Nation/World Business/Tech Sports Entertainment Living Travel Opinion Shopping Jobs Autos Homes Rentals Classifieds Buy ads Quick links: Traffic | Movies | Restaurants | Todays events | Video | Photos | Interactives | Blogs | Forums | Subscriber Services Contact us Originally published Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 7:02 PM Video Comments (0)     E-mail article      Print      Share Ralph Williamson, a legend of School Pride premiering Friday on NBC disc golf Ralph Williamson, a 10-time Each week on the new TV reality show "School Pride," a dilapidated campus will be renovated by the school pride team: SWAT Commander Tom Stroup, interior designer and former Miss USA Susie Castillo, comedian and former teacher Kym Whitley and world disc-golf champion who political correspondent Jacob Soboroff. helped establish the Seattle Frisbee scene, died April 25 of By Mary McNamara cancer. Los Angeles Times NW Wanderings | Sheep shearer LOS ANGELES — Like any reality show, NBCs On TV "School Pride" attempts to create narrative tension "SCHOOL PRIDE": 8 p.m. ET/PT Friday on NBC. Rated TV-PG UW Spring Game 2011 where there is none. Will local contractors agree to (may be unsuitable for young children). Census 2010 | Chinese language class volunteer for the makeover of a school in Compton, Tonight in Prime Time Calif.? Will the teachers lounge of a Baton Rouge, La., B-17 "Liberty Belle" TV listings powered by Zap2it elementary school get finished in a mere 20 hours? Dynamic Duel | Will we be witnesses? Of course they will, and frankly, it wouldnt matter if the answer were no. Because "School Pride," produced More videos by Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and "Extreme Makeover: Home Editions" Denise Cramsey, is not about the process or even the payoff, its about the need. For every shockingly substandard school it aids, the show implies, there are many more that continue to decay and decline. Having exhausted the hot topic of obesity, its not surprising that reality TV has moved on to education (the AP Video environment is, perhaps, too large a palette). Each week a dilapidated campus will be renovated by the school pride team: SWAT Commander Tom Stroup, interior designer and former Miss USA Susie Castillo, Entertainment | Top Video | World | Offbeat Video | Sci-Tech comedian and former teacher Kym Whitley and political correspondent Jacob Soboroff ("AMC News"). Producers wisely chose, at least in early episodes, elementary schools so the student population is still Marketplace winsome and eager to please — leave the surly and troubled teens to Tony Danza on "Teach." Of course we begin in Compton — where else? Subsequent episodes take place in similar trouble zones: Baton Rouge and then Nashville, Tenn., where the local elementary school was destroyed by flood. Although some mention is made of academic performance, "School Pride" spares us test scores and focuses specifically on the schools themselves. Stroup musters local and national (hence all the Microsoft logos) aid; Castillo chats with students and teachers over paint cans; Whitley provides the comic relief; and Soboroff,   Most read Most commented Most e-mailed     bless his heart, tries to figure out: Whos to blame? Most viewed images In the first episode, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger tells him the answer is ... everyone. Parents, teachers, government, communities, everyone. While this is a politically expedient answer, there is certainly much truth in it. The visible degradation of our schools is as stark a metaphor as youre going to get in this lifetime and should shame anyone who believes in the principles of democracy. Unlike makeover shows that have the luxury of remaining, mostly, in the personal realm, "School Pride" must at least acknowledge the politics of its topic. The second episode is more politically overt — Lanier Elementary in Baton Rouge is made up of a student body largely hovering around the poverty line and has a cadre of young teachers from "Teach 4 America," a national group dedicated to ending educational inequality. The Lanier group is, it must be said, suspiciously good-looking, but listening to them discuss their decision to spend two years teaching in underserved schools does give one hope. A few madeover schools, no matter how impressive their gyms or boldly patterned their new floors, are not going to solve the education crisis in America. Hines and Cramsey hope the show will remind communities, and perhaps more important, benevolent companies, that a little paint, a few throw pillows and some decent equipment can make a big difference. Its a noble goal and one hopes that after viewing "School Pride," volunteers spring up, committees form and checks are written. Because to merely watch the show and wallow in its many throat-tightening moments would be to remain a voyeur, and then youre just part of the problem. Mary McNamara: E-mail article      Print      Share More Television Sheen media blitz heads to Twitter after TV shows Sheen loses kids to cops, gains Twitter followers NEW - 7:00 PM Thursday TV Picks: The new Ice Brigade on Food Network
  4. 4. Enter email address We respect your privacy. Manage Newsletters Photos accompanying this release are available at Podcasts   [Select Podcast] 6 DAILY RSS UPDATES Vircos donation to Enterprise Middle School in Compton, California, was featured during the THESTREET MOBILE EDITION th th debut episode of School Pride, which aired on October 15 . The October 29 episode of Connect with TheStreet School Pride focused on Kingston Springs Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee, where Virco furnished the kindergarten classrooms. Modeled on the popular Extreme Makeover: Home Edition series, which also featured Virco furniture donations, School Pride highlights the efforts of communities to renovate aging public schools, while (in the words of an NBC press release) "inspiring students, parents, and teachers to rediscover a sense of pride that will positively impact their lives and futures." Recommend Tweet Add Comment 1 2 3 Next › Last » TheStreet Premium Services    For Personal Service: 877-471-2967 Compare All Services Jim Cramers Action Alerts PLUS:Now any level of investor can trade right Login alongside a Wall Street pro — and enjoy 24/7 access to his portfolio! Learn More ETF Profits:Get money-making ideas from the hottest investment vehicle on Login the planet. Our experts show you how to play various ETF sectors to help pump-up your portfolio. Learn More OptionsProfits:Get 50+ trade ideas a week from the industrys top options Login experts. Plus — exclusive commentary on market trends and essential trading tools. Learn More RealMoney Silver:Get Doug Kasss exclusive trading diary + 4 of TheStreets Login top premium services including Action Alerts PLUS and RealMoney — all on one streamlined page. Learn More Stocks Under $10:Break into the market with small- and mid-cap stocks... all Login $10 or less! David Peltier tells you exactly which low-priced stocks hes buying and selling. Learn More RealMoney Daily Swing Trade TheStreet Ratings Breakout Stocks Portfolio PLUS Top Stocks To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details. comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by DisqusTheStreet Corporate | Home | About Us | Advertise | Customer Service | Employment | Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Topic Archive | Video Archive | Stock Quotes Online | Terms of Use
  5. 5. CT Central Network: Select a site 6 RSS | Contact Us | Submit Announcements | Place A Classified Ad | Subscribe | E-Paper | Rate Card Serving New Haven, CT HOME | NEWS | SPORTS | OBITUARIES | BUSINESS | OPINION | ENTERTAINMENT | LIFE | VIDEO | BLOGS JOBS | HOMES | AUTOS | CLASSIFIEDS | MARKETPLACE SEARCH j k l m n The Web i j k l m n The New Haven Register SearchENTERTAINMENTJOE AMARANTE ON TV: Praise for NBCsSchool PridePublished: Friday, October 15, 2010 Tweet 1 SearchBy Joe Amarante, Register TV & Radio Categories 6 GO"We are going to remake the school in 10 days,” says hostTom Stroup in the new NBC series “School Pride.” “Wow. Thatis a huge undertaking.” NATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT VIDEOSIndeed, with the documentary “Waiting for Superman”  Please wait while loading this widget.generating buzz about school issues, and perennial concern If no content appears within 15sec, you may need to download or upgrade the free Adobe Flash Player.over the achievement gap, the new network series attempts toapply the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” treatment toeducation.It’s a dramatic formula with now-familiar elements. There is thearrival/announcement scene (even more raucous when awhole school is involved), some demolition, some planning and Find Event: Searchexpert consultation, a good amount of product placement, atelegenic crew and visits by special guests (celebs). Submit an Event | More Things To Do Click to enlargeIn the opener, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visits EnterpriseMiddle School in Compton, Calif., and quips that he’s there to Most Popular Most Commented Latest Headlines“Pump you up!” And he concludes that “I’ll be back!” Al-Qaida confirms bin Ladens death; vows revenge on U.S. (2842)The series is the idea of producers Cheryl Hines (the wife on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Denise UPDATE: Police identify driver of car that slid upside-down across busy West Haven street (video,Cramsey (“EM:HE”). Families aren’t sent off to Disney World, however. The kids, their parents and photos, map) (2059)teachers are involved in the rebuild, motivated by four “community organizers and personalities”: Some state workers will lose jobs Friday, butTom Stroup, Susie Castillo, Kym Whitley and Jacob Soboroff. Gov. Malloy continues talks with unions (1377) Mariano Rivera Jr. plans to pitch at QuinnipiacThe show has high goals (In transforming the school, “the community also restores its sense of University (1218)value and school pride,” says NBC). We can all get behind that. But ultimately it’s a bit simplistic, Shelton man accused of sexually abusing neighbors horse gets accelerated rehabilitationsince educational failings are a complicated issue. (video) (852) Milford settles with fired city attorney, createsLoud partisan voices blame it all on teacher unions and tenure; or maybe it’s the overpaid new consulting job for her (836)administrators and bureaucracy. Others point to a lack of funding in urban areas for good Carpenters picket New Haven site as part ofeducation. Teachers know that it’s also about broken families and kids unprepared to learn. Fixing statewide labor action (755)the school setting in an uplifting hour won’t fix the single-parent, substance-abusing, abuse-filledsettings where too many of these kids live. Gov. Malloy: More than 4,000 state positions faceBut anytime TV’s cameras and power can help upgrade a poor area, we’re going to let them in. And elimination if unions dont give concessions (video) (114)hope that it does some good. U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden inside Pakistan (Slideshow, Video, Map) (85)(Other schools to be rehabbed will be in Baton Rouge, La., Nashville, Tenn., and other areas of Conn. Senate approves Democratic budget dealSouthern California.) (56) No drugs found in search of all 1,640 lockers at- Comedy Central channel bows to the great Internet deity by giving a TV special to a 20-year-old Amity High; student arrested after marijuana allegedly found in car (42)who became a web sensation with his songful stream-of-consciousness ramblings. Continued... West Haven Tax Collector Francis Withington
  6. 6. Search Home | Contact Us  Subscribe E-mail |  Subscribe RSSIEWY Home » Technology Most PopularHP Brings Makeovers to Schools Across VIEWED COMMENTED TOP RATED EMAILEDthe Country Through NBC’s “School 1. Launch of 3 Samsung SoulPride” Series 2. Sytel Bucks the Trend, Posting 30% Growth in Revenue 3. PM Nazif Restructures NTRA Board 4. Intel Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend MARIAH JEN 5. iPad 2 Arrives in 25 More Countries This Friday 12 OCTOBER 2010 Categories TECHNOLOGY Architecture Business NO COMMENT Entertainment Health Lifestyle/Leisure  PRINT THIS POST Marketing News in the Pictures  EMAIL THIS POST Politics Science/Environment Sports & GamesPALO ALTO, Calif. Technology WorldHP today announced that it is the exclusive computer provider for NBC-TV’s new school-renovation reality series, “School Pride,” helping to bring technology to underserved Popular Newscommunities nationwide. Battlefield 3 Wages War With Groundbreaking Frostbite 2 Game Engine TechnologyHP provided a wide range of education technology for classrooms, labs and libraries at each of Intel Declares Quarterly Cash Dividendthe seven schools appearing on the show – including schools dealing with flood damage, iPad 2 Arrives in 25 More Countries This Fridaydrastic state and local budget cuts, and declining economies. Windows 7 phone review roundup GE Delivers $0.33 Operating EPS Representing 1Q ’11“HP’s contributions have given these children technology upgrades that will allow them to take Growth of 65%; Revenues Total $38.4B for 1Q ’11, uplearning to the next level,” said Denise Cramsey, executive producer, “School Pride.” “With the 6%; Quarterly Dividend Increased by $0.01 to $0.15help of HP and other partners, we are making a tremendous impact at these schools through Viewsdesperately needed renovations.” Launch of 3 Samsung Soul Sytel Bucks the Trend, Posting 30% Growth in Revenue“School Pride,” set to premiere on NBC Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, was created to give local PM Nazif Restructures NTRA Boardcommunities an opportunity to renovate and restore their neglected schools. The show brings Intel Declares Quarterly Cash Dividendtogether students, parents, teachers and community members as volunteers to update facilities iPad 2 Arrives in 25 More Countries This Fridayand install equipment as part of a rapid seven-day rebuilding process. Dr. Kamel Meets Lord Carter in the UK Another Day in Paradise on Roatan Island, Honduras, No“The gratifying work being done through ‘School Pride’ is truly giving students motivation to Visa Requiredlearn and a school to be proud of,” said Stephen DeWitt, senior vice president and general GE Delivers $0.33 Operating EPS Representing 1Q ’11manager, Personal Systems Group, HP. “Integrating technology in the classroom will strengthen Growth of 65%; Revenues Total $38.4B for 1Q ’11, upstudent engagement and learning, giving them the skills they’ll take well into their future.” 6%; Quarterly Dividend Increased by $0.01 to $0.15 Contact UsIn collaboration with its partners, JAR Systems LLC, Absolute Software and Kensington, HP has Renault launches new wheelchair accessible Kangoo atequipped the schools with technology that will allow teachers to easily integrate computers and Motability Road Show 2009applications into their curriculum and provide a personalized PC experience to every student inthe classroom. Digital learning environments, like the ones being built on “School Pride,” makeeducation engaging and relevant and give students the essential skills to prepare them for Recent Postshigher education, internships and the workforce. Magma Schedules Fourth Quarter Earnings Call and Webcast for May 26, 2011HP and its partners contributed the following products to support “School Pride”: MYR Group Inc. to Attend Deutsche Bank’s 2011 Alternative Energy, Utilities and Power ConferenceHP Mini PCs Syntel to Showcase Independent Testing Solutions forHP TouchSmart desktop PCs Use With SAP(R) Applications at SAPPHIRE(R) NOWHP notebook PCs for teachers’ instructional classroom use ConferenceHP All-in-One desktop PCs Play Outdoors Sponsors Outdoor Nation’s 2011 Summer Youth Summits As Exclusive Host Of TheHP MultiSeat Solution “ Family Outpost”HP Workstations Analogic to Present at Bank of America Merrill LynchHP Virtual Rooms video conferencing software 2011 Health Care Investor ConferenceMobile netbook carts from JAR Systems LLCAsset and data protection software from Absolute Software Tips, Money Saving NewsletterCable security locks from Kensington Loading... Your email Subscribe“School Pride,” from Horizon Alternative Television, will chronicle the transformation of thefollowing schools throughout its first season: Upcoming Events Text Analytics Conference - Boston - 18th & 19th MayEnterprise Middle School – Compton, Calif.Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies – Los AngelesLanier Elementary School – Baton Rouge, La.Kingston Springs Elementary School – Kingston Springs, Tenn. Most Emailed InformationCommunication and Media Arts High School – Detroit NYU Silver Professor About IEWY NewsNeedles High School – Needles, Calif. Awarded NIH Grant to Careers / Jobs Study Adolescent Sexual Contact PressHollenbeck Middle School – Los Angeles Behavior DepartmentMore information about HP and “School Pride” is available at IBM’s MRSA Infection- Contact Us Fighting Nanotechnology GuidelinesAbout HP Caps Century of Press Release Affiliates
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