To review and analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department of Human Resources and Baltimore City Department of Social Services in areas of child welfare service delivery. The object of the study is to determine if families and children are getting the services they need, why the length of stay in foster homes has increased, and why the number of caseworkers has decreased.
For the development of "Pathway to Professional Nursing," a high-school nursing academy for students in Baltimore City public high schools. The purpose of the academy is to inspire and assist high school students in the pursuit of a professional nursing career through a sequence of college preparatory coursework and electives. Candidates can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.
For expenses related to the cost of recruiting, selecting, training, and building an ongoing support network for Teach For America corps members and alumni currently teaching in 31 Baltimore City public schools.
To conduct a pilot test which will assess the efficacy of a specially designed auditory instrument and a specific training technique. The instrument and the training have been created by Oster Sound Technologies for enhancing reading skills.
Two grants for an after-school enrichment program for 350 kindergarten through fifth-grade students at John Eager Howard Elementary School. The program provides extra academic instruction and exposure to cultural enrichment activities, including computers, puppet making, chess, playwriting, basketball, cooking, arts and crafts, and field trips.
For the salary of a retention counselor for Baltimore City scholarship students for the 2000-2001 school year.
To provide scholarships and related expenses of a boarding school education for at-risk Baltimore City adolescent males for the 2000-2001 school year.
For support of SuperKids Camp 2000, a six-week summer reading program for inner-city Baltimore City public school students entering third grade who are performing below grade level.
For the purchase of books and replacement materials for the Calvert School curriculum for the 2000-2001 school year.
Additional funding for an evaluation of the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP), administered annually to all Maryland public school students in the third, fifth, and eighth grades.