Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 10:00 to 11:00 AM

On May 1, 2024, Baltimore City Public Schools will submit their full local implementation plan for the Kirwan Blueprint for Maryland Future to both the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB). Join us as Sandi Jacobs, Executive Director, Strategic Resourcing & Financial Management and Blueprint Implementation Coordinator for Baltimore City Public Schools provides an overview of City Schools’ 2024 Blueprint Implementation Plan, its budget implications, and the implementation challenges ahead.

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Wednesday, May 01, 2024 at 11:30 to 01:00 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health and Education Funders Affinity Groups for an update from Crista Taylor and Adrienne Breidenstine from Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Inc. a non-profit that serves as the local behavioral health authority (LBHA) for Baltimore City, and Baltimore City Public Schools Health & Specialist Student Services, Dr. Courtney Pate and Ashley Collins on grants that have been awarded, to date, to Baltimore City organizations under the Consortium of Coordinated Community Supports funding opportunity.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

A new demographic analysis of 2021-22 school year chronic absence data from the U.S. Department of Education reveals that the pandemic-induced dramatic increase in chronic absence affects students from all backgrounds and localities and is widening inequities. Join Hedy Nai-Lin Chang, Founder and Executive Director of Attendance Works, Larry C. Simmons, Senior Fellow with Attendance Works, and Dr. David Heiber, Founder and Executive Director of Concentric Educational Solutions, to learn about current interventions and innovations, what working, and necessary systemic changes to shift the current high tide of absenteeism. Moreover, participants will learn the role of funders in advancing strategies and recommendations throughout Maryland.

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Wednesday, April 03, 2024 at 12:00 to 01:30 PM

All MPN members are invited to join the Prenatal-to-Five (PN-5) Affinity Group for a conversation featuring the Bainum Family Foundation's WeVision EarlyEd Initiative, which is a catalyst for making the ideal child care real — as defined by those closest to the system: families, educators and administrators. WeVision EarlyEd is designed to guide necessary conversations and test ideal solutions, beginning with the District of Columbia and then influencing other communities across the nation. Attendees will learn details about the initiative, insights and ideas captured thus far, the Foundation’s investments to begin to test ideal solutions, as well as future plans.

Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 11:00 to 12:30 PM

Recognizing that a child’s early years are the most critical period for brain development and set the foundation for lifelong learning and achievement, the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future first pillar emphasizes equitable early education opportuni

Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 01:00 to 02:00 PM

In Fall 2023, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake opened the Baltimore Excel Center High School, a school designed to provide residents aged 21 and older the opportunity to receive a tuition-free high school diploma along with access to post-secondary education and careers. Please join the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative and the Maryland Philanthropy Network's Workforce Funders Affinity Group to tour the school and learn more about the Excel model.

Monday, November 13, 2023 at 03:00 to 04:00 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for a conversation with Dr. Jennie Wu, Executive Director of Strategy and Continuous Improvement for Baltimore City Public Schools, about their continuous improvement work, the cycles around it, and what it looks like to improve practices.

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