The Commission is to review and assess current education financing formulas and accountability measures and how each local school system spends its funds, including the increased State funds provided through the Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act. Moreover, the Commission will review the Study on Adequacy of Funding for Education in the State of Maryland, required by the Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act. Come hear directly from local and statewide organizations to learn about their work focused on the Kirwan Commission and other legislation focused on local, education-related issues.
Construction on 21st Century School Buildings is well underway with two completed schools, Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School and Frederick Elementary School, and seven more currently in process. The Maryland Philanthropy Network team of consultant and member leaders will share an update on these efforts, future plans and opportunities as we enter 2018.
What happens when three turn-around schools, armed with a new staff that includes an experienced principal and engaged teachers, become part of a collaborative, coached by successful former turn-around school leader?
Student Wholeness is one of the three focus areas outlined in Baltimore City Schools' Blueprint for Success.
The Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to host Dr. Sonja Santelises, Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore City Public School System, for an annual conversation with the CEO of Baltimore City Schools.
Maryland Philanthropy Network continues to look for ways in which funders can stay engaged with public policy in the off-season to help affect systemic change in education. To that end, we are hosting a conversation with Dr. William E. (Brit) Kirwan for a discussion on the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education.
Baltimore’s Promise is launching a Career Readiness Demonstration Model in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) and Baltimore City Schools.
In April, City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises, launched a workgroup to look deeply into the research and effective practices across the globe in each of the district's three focus areas: wholeness, literacy, and leadership.