Toward an endowment to provide scholarships and financial aid.
In support of the 2003-2004 Ingenuity Project, an intensive math and science curriculum for more than 450 Baltimore City public elementary, middle and high school students, with emphasis on scientific research and preparation for national competitions.
For support of the 2003 Baltimore Independent School Learning Camp, a summer enrichment program for 45 Baltimore City fourth and fifth graders.
To support the costs of creating a website for Teaching That Works, a math curriculum for fourth- and fifth-grade students Teaching That Works aligns the Baltimore City math curriculum with Maryland's new testing program. With this grant, Maryland teachers can receive online guidance and access curricular lessons and materials that have proven successful in raising math achievement in City schools.
In support of school principal development.
For the continued implementation of the Core Knowledge Preschool Curriculum in all Baltimore County Head Start Centers and pre-kindergarten programs in four Baltimore City public schools. The professional development and resources in literacy, math, science, social skills and the arts are intended to improve the quality of instruction and teachers as well as provide for increased student achievement in kindergarten and beyond.
For support of the 2003-2004 Pathways to Success boarding school scholarships for 12 at-risk, financially needy 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.
For expenses to phase out a boarding school for 40 at-risk underachieving Baltimore City middle school students. The school, located in Kenya, offered a nine-month residential academic program Baraka graduates will continue to be monitored through high school graduation.
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.