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.
Toward operating expenses for the 2001-2002 school year. The boarding school, located in Kenya, provides a residential academic program for 21 at-risk underachieving Baltimore City middle-school boys.
For support of the Shakespeare Summer Camp, a four-week cultural arts program, for students in Baltimore City public schools.
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.