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.
To provide incentives for 300 students participating in the High School Math Review Program, a four-week summer program.
For teacher stipends and expenses to support a music summer camp implementing the Orff Method.
In support of the Bridges to Learning Program for the 2001-2002 school year. The program consists of individualized assessments of students' cognitive and perceptual learning abilities and individualized plans for remediation based on the Structure of Intellect model of intelligence.
For support of the 2001-2002 Speech and Debate Program, including field trips to colleges; and for a summer camp component.
In support of the 2001-2002 National Academic League in Baltimore City middle schools. The league provides extracurricular interscholastic programming in a competition and media atmosphere associated with athletic events to encourage higher academic achievement.
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.
To support a coordinator to assist with the implementation of the 100 Book Challenge program in elementary schools. The program is designed to help teachers, families, and administrators create positive environments in which children learn to read independently.