For a study to review and evaluate the information technology system in Baltimore City public schools.
For support of the Baltimore Curriculum Project for the 2000-2001 school year in 13 elementary schools. The curriculum provides daily lesson plans combining two nationally known curricula, Direct Instruction and Core Knowledge.
For the implementation of technology-based instruction through the Tech-Plus tele-teaching program for 20 homebound seventh-grade students expelled for discipline problems. The coursework will be completed through daily tele-teaching sessions and e-mail exchange with teachers and other students.
To provide teachers' stipends for participation in Moving America Maryland, a cross-curriculum dance program in five public schools sponsored by Towson University's Department of Dance.
For renovation of third floor and start-up costs for the addition of a middle school. As one of Baltimore City Public School System's New Schools Initiative, Midtown Academy is managed by a team of parents, teachers, and an administrator. Based on expectations of strong parental involvement, small classes, high attendance rates, and solid academic achievement, the Academy continues to expand.
For continued support of NOVEL, an educational program for academically at-risk students for the 2000-2001 school year. The computerized school-based educational program is designed as a prevention project for students in danger of dropping out of school.
For support of the Bridges to Learning Program for the 2000-2001 school year. The program consists of individualized assessment of students' cognitive and perceptual learning abilities, and individualized plans for remediation, based on the Structure of Intellect model of intelligence.
To provide staff training for new teachers in the Calvert curriculum for the 2000-2001 school year.
Two grants in support of the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificate Programmes and Advanced Placement Examination Program for the 2000-2001 school year. As part of a five-year plan, the project will serve as a pilot to increase the number of students participating in nationally recognized coursework; implement community service projects; provide incentives for teachers, students, and schools based on completion of courses; and provide teacher training from the College Board.
For expenses related to the 2000-2001 Speech and Debate Program.