For the implementation of the Baltimore Curriculum Project for the 2003-2004 school year. The project provides planning and management oversight of four Baltimore City public schools as part of the New Schools Initiative, offers a combination of Direct Instruction and Core Knowledge curricula and serves as an incubator for pilot strategies.
For support of the Write Place Writing Center, a writing and arts program, for the 2003-2004 school year.
To fund the cost of retaining a coordinator for Baltimore City's New Schools Initiative for the remainder of the 2003-2004 school year. The coordinator oversees the development of charter schools and works with nonprofit operators to convert existing public schools, or start a new public school The New Schools Initiative enjoys greater autonomy in governance, staffing, programming and budgeting.
In support of the 2003-2004 National Academic League in 30 Baltimore City middle schools The League provides extracurricular interscholastic programming in an atmosphere of competitive excitement traditionally associated with athletic events.
For support of expenses, including curricular support, building repair and maintenance for the 2003-2004 school year. Created as part of Baltimore City's New Schools Initiative, the Midtown Academy now offers education from kindergarten through eighth grade.
To fund recruitment of qualified candidates to teach in City College High School's International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs.
For continued support of the 2003-2004 Speech and Debate/Mock Trial Program.
In support of the summer training/planning session for the Math Literacy Workers program for the 2003-2004 school year.
In support of programs designed to integrate the arts into the core curricula at Maryland's public schools.
To provide scholarships enabling Baltimore City at-risk students to attend parochial schools in Baltimore City during the 2003-2004 school year, as part of a longitudinal study to compare academic achievement of students at parochial schools with the control group at public schools. By participating in this model program, the at-risk students are expected to benefit from smaller classes, one-on-one instruction, and a more structured educational setting.