For an evaluation of Baltimore City's adult literacy program to determine average cost of the programs and their effectiveness in changing the income levels of participants.
Two grants in support of the implementation of the Baltimore Curriculum Project for the 2001-2002 school year. The Project will also provide oversight for City Springs Elementary School and the Barclay School, two New Schools operating under a quasi-charter status.
For services provided by the Baltimore City Public School System for FY2000 in support of the Baltimore Curriculum Project. The curriculum provides daily lesson plans combining two nationally known curricula, Direct Instruction and Core Knowledge.
Three grants for the implementation of a blend of the French model of preschool curriculum and the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence in Baltimore County Head Start Centers and three Baltimore City Public School System preschools. The objective of this effort is to develop an effective preschool curriculum that will prepare at-risk two- to four-year-olds for kindergarten in a structured preschool setting.
For the continued support of the Inside-Out Program, an environmental education program for third- and fifth-grade students. This scientifically-based curriculum involves creating a "green space" schoolyard garden, cooking classes, clean-ups, and a three-day camping trip with pre- and post-expedition briefings.
For administrative support for the Pre-nursing Academy, created to reduce the dropout rate, provide exploration of career opportunities and help relieve nursing shortage.
Toward staffing of a string instrument music program.
For completion of the third-floor building renovations to house the middle school, and for start-up costs of the phased-in seventh grade. As one of the New Schools, Midtown Academy is managed by a team of parents, teachers and an administrator.
For the continuation and expansion of the NOVEL/STARS on-line educational system at Lake Clifton Eastern High School, Francis M. Wood Alternative School and the Fairmount-Harford Alternative School for the 2001-2002 school year. This computerized school-based educational program is designed as a prevention project for students at risk of dropping out of school.
For costs of a staff assistant to implement the Bridges to Learning Program, a model for remediation of reading deficits.