Working To Enhance The Quality Of Life
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Baltimore Curriculum Project, Inc.

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.

Baltimore City Public School System/New Schools Initiative

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.

Archdiocese of Baltimore

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.

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