Baltimore City Public Schools creating new vision for career readiness

In addition to hosting an apprentice, there are numerous opportunities to partner in career readiness activities with Baltimore City Public Schools. Some of the needs are guest speakers, mentors, hosting workplace tours and providing supplies. Continue reading

GBC releases ‘Creating a Successful School/Business Partnership: A Guide for Schools and Businesses’

GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry and Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises have been collaborating to find ways the GBC and Baltimore’s business community can support city schools and students. Continue reading

Dr. Lillian M. Lowery named new Maryland state superintendent

  The Maryland State Board of Education announced  Dr. Lillian M. Lowery, Secretary of Education for the Delaware Department of Education, has been selected the state’s next superintendent of schools.  Dr. Lowery will take the helm of the nation’s No. 1-ranked state school system on July 1. She will succeed interim state superintendent Bernard J. Sadusky. The State Board will take official action on Dr. Lowery’s appointment at its next … Continue reading

Rethinking Pre-K: Five ways to fix preschool

By Kayla Webley Take two kids, one from a low-income family, the other middle class. Let them run around and do little-kid things in their respective homes and then, at age 5, enroll them in kindergarten. Research shows that when the first day of school rolls around, the child from the low-income household will be as many as 1.5 years behind grade level in terms of language and prereading and … Continue reading

The youth unemployment bomb

By Peter Coy In Tunisia, the young people who helped bring down a dictator are called hittistes-French-Arabic slang for those who lean against the wall. Their counterparts in Egypt, who on Feb. 1 forced President Hosni Mubarak to say he won’t seek reelection, are the shabab atileen, unemployed youths. The hittistes and shabab have brothers and sisters across the globe. In Britain, they are NEETs-“not in education, employment, or training.” … Continue reading

Job No. 1: Keeping Alonso

James Campbell, a former member of the Baltimore school board and senior communications manager for the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, wrote this commentary, which appeared in the November 23 issue of the Baltimore Sun. “When the Baltimore school system announced the appointment of Andrés Alonso as its new chief executive officer in 2007, Brian Morris, the board chairman, said, “We went after the best and we got him.” … Continue reading