Working To Enhance The Quality Of Life
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Baltimore City Public School System/Fast ForWord Computer-Based Program

To evaluate the "Fast ForWord" computer-based training program, a reading program designed for children with language-based learning impairments. The program incorporates adaptive technology, matching participants' incoming skill level, while focusing on re-enforcing key predictors to reading success: phonemic awareness, phonological awareness and language skills.

Baltimore Academy of Excellence

For scholarships to enable 22 inner-city students to attend the Academy's Traditional School and Special Needs School in a year-round structured learning environment. The Academy enrolls students who have failed in a regular public school setting and who can take advantage of its specialized curriculum, individualized attention and counseling.

Archdiocese of Baltimore

To provide scholarships enabling Baltimore City public school at-risk students to attend parochial schools in Baltimore City during the 2001-2002 school year. By participating in this model delinquency and dropout prevention program, these students are expected to benefit from smaller classes, one-to-one instruction and a structured educational setting.


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