Education & Workforce Committee
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Three steps to fix our schools
Our educational system, once an object of envy, is in need of repair
A Baltimore Sun op-ed piece written by Education & Workforce Committee chairman, James Campbell on Jan. 9, 2012
Education and Workforce News
2/8/13 - Baltimore Community Foundation partnered with the Maryland Campaign for Achievement Now to create a task force to study charter school reform options. The resulting report outlines the task force's findings, with recommendations for legislative action.
1/29/13 - The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) announced the release of its annual rankings of state charter school laws across the country, which found that many states took significant steps to strengthen their state laws. The report, and the NAPCS model charter school law it is based upon, is designed to support the creation of high-quality public charter schools, particularly for those students most in need of better public school options. (Read more)
Read the report - Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws
9/10/12 - Huffington Post, written by Dr. Kevin Manning, president of Stevenson University, GBC member and chair of the GBC's strategic planning committee (Read the full article)
9/5/12 - Baltimore Business Journal - Law firm Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP said Wednesday it has established a $500,000 fund to support education reform efforts in Baltimore. The fund will be established as a permanent endowment at the Baltimore Community Foundation and is in celebration of the firm’s 25th anniversary. (Read the full article)
9/4/12 - Baltimore Business Journal - The Weinberg Foundation will unveil the first three of its planned 12 school library renovations next Wednesday, a $17 million project that involves 30 businesses, nonprofits and government agencies. (Read the full article)