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Core Knowledge Foundation

In support of the implementation of the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence in all Baltimore County Head Start Centers; three Baltimore City Public System School preschools; and one private preschool, for the 2002-2003 school year. The purpose of this initiative is to help the participating Head Start Centers refocus their curriculum on school readiness.

Commonweal Foundation, Inc.

Two grants for matching funds in support of 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 Pathways to Success boarding school scholarships for eight Baltimore City public school students. All Pathways scholars are required to have summer jobs and to participate in school-based employment or community service during the school year.

Baraka School

Two grants for expenses related to the construction of new dormitory buildings for eighth-grade students. The boarding school, located in Kenya, provides a residential academic program for 40 at-risk underachieving Baltimore City middle school boys.

Baltimore Curriculum Project

In support of the implementation of the Baltimore Curriculum Project for the 2002-2003 school year. The project provides planning and management oversight of four schools in Baltimore City's New Schools Initiative and support for planning for an additional New School. The Baltimore Curriculum Project currently offers a combination of Direct Instruction and Core Knowledge and serves as an incubator for a variety of curricula and projects being piloted.

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