News

FFEE Publications:

  • Broken Pathways: The Cracks in Career and Technical Education in Baltimore City Public Schools. Read the report here. Then take a look at our blog post summarizing key findings and recommendations.
  • Calculated Choices: Equity and Opportunity in Baltimore City Public Schools.  Read the report here. Then check out our map showing locations of host schools for special middle grades academic programming by income level.
  • Building a Bright Future: Understanding College Readiness in Baltimore City Public Schools.  Read the report here.  Then take a close-up look at the College Readiness Indicator map.
  • City Speaks: Community Voices on Baltimore Schools. Read it here.

FFEE in the News:

  • Dr. Chad Kramer, 2019 Heart of the School Winner, helped transform Patterson Park Public Charter School by focusing on hands-on, culturally relevant, community based education. Read full article in Education Week and Next Generation Learning Challenges.
  • Education Dive wrote up a dive brief about the Heart of the School Fund which provides grants year-round to City Schools principals for innovative projects and opportunities that benefit their students and schools.
  • Dr. Frankie Gamber, 2019 Heart of the School Winner, discuss the May 20 Heart of the School Awards and her work as principal of Bard High School Early College on WMAR Baltimore’s Midday Maryland.
  • The Daily Record announces the 2019 Heart of the School Award Honorees and Winners. Read it here.
  • Baltimore’s businesses and City Schools should partner to give students meaningful experiences through the CTE program. Read more in our The Daily Record op-ed.
  • Roger Schulman, President and CEO of the Fund, discusses our latest Broken Pathways report with Sheilah Kast on WYPR’s “On The Record.” Listen here.
  • Our Calculated Choices: Equity and Opportunity in Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore Sun Op Ed.  Read it Here
  • Calculated Choices Op Ed article outlining our key findings and recommendations.  Read now
  • New York Times article finds similar education equity issues to those outlined in our Calculated Choices report.  Read article now
  • Disappointing results from 1st PARCC testing. Read more
  • Providing students with financial literacy programs important part of college readiness – Baltimore Sun Letter to the Editor. Read more
  • Report urges more resources to guide city students to college. Baltimore Sun story on Building a Bright Future. Read more
  • BERC releases new report, College Opportunities and Access: Baltimore City Graduates through the Class of 2014. Read more
  • Baltimore Sun Opinion piece on our latest report, Building a Bright Future: Understanding College Readiness in Baltimore City Public Schools. Read more
  • 2015 NAEP scores show declines in math and reading for both Baltimore City and Maryland.  MORE…
  • Students and parents working to provide athletic opportunities students wouldn’t otherwise have. MORE…
  • Calls to reduce testing ignore fact that PARCC scores are showing us something we need to know. Baltimore Sun editorial
  • First ever PARCC scores show that less than half of Maryland students at proficient level. MORE…
  • Baltimore Sun publishes Op Ed on City Speaks: Community Voices on Baltimore Schools. MORE…
  • Fund releases its new report, City Speaks: Community Voices on Baltimore Schools. MORE…
  • Our Baltimore Sun Op-Ed with the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading on the citywide promise to this year’s kindergarteners of 3rd grade reading proficiency. MORE…
  • Baltimore Sun editorial on the importance of tracking and combatting chronic absence as way to boost learning and decrease dropouts.  More…
  • Excited and honored to be partnering with OSI and City Schools to continue to build and expand accelerated education programs for students, thanks to the generosity of Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  more…
  • Proud to be a partner with the Weinberg Foundation on its new Baltimore Elementary & Middle School Library Project.  more…
  • What We Can Learn from Baltimore City Public Schools – Washington Policy Institute. more…