For the implementation of the Get Ready to Read! assessment tool in the Baltimore County Head Start Centers, designed to determine extent of the children's reading readiness.
Toward expenses of the Jumpstart Program, a work-study education program for college students to tutor preschool children in an effort to improve academic achievement.
A planning grant for the establishment of the Kipp Academy-Baltimore City, a highly structured, extended day, cultural arts-based academic program.
For continued support of the 2001-2002 Ingenuity Project, an intensive math and science curriculum for Baltimore City public middle and high school students with emphasis on scientific research and preparation for national competitions.
Toward the support of the 2001 Baltimore Independent School Learning Camp, a summer enrichment program for Baltimore City public school students.
Five-year funding in support of a collaborative high school reform initiative in nine zoned Baltimore City high schools and the creation of six to ten "Innovation" small high schools. The objective of this major collaborative is to reduce the drop-out rate and to increase student achievement by improving academic rigor, creating more advanced leadership and raising the level of teaching.
In support of an ongoing evaluation comparing the effects of Catholic education programs and those of the Baltimore City Public School System. A selected number of at-risk inner-city youth will be in the study.
For the implementation of Eye of the Falcon, an educational pilot program in math, science and wildlife conservation research within the Ingenuity Project curriculum in Baltimore City public middle schools.
Planning grant to fund the search for a project director, and for creation of prototypes and related materials for the language arts lesson plans focused on vocabulary. The goal of this project is to reduce the literacy gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students.
For the continuation of The Baraka School residential program for the 2002-2003 school year.