News

FFEE Publications:

  • 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. Then visit the City Speaks website

FFEE in the News:

  • Our Calculated Choices: Equity and Opportunity in Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore Sun Op Ed.  Read it Here.
  • 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…
  • City Schools makes mid-year budget cuts.  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…
  • Interesting article in Education Week about Baltimore City Public Schools’ teacher pay scale.  MORE…
  • Baltimore Sun editorial on the importance of tracking and combatting chronic absence as way to boost learning and decrease dropouts.  More…
  • Proud to host the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading.  Check out their latest information. More…
  • 2013 Maryland State Assessments results released; decreases in math and flat reading scores. MORE…
  • Dr. Alonso outlines SY14 budget priorities and provides link to full budget to be presented to School Board.  MORE…
  • Dr. Andres Alonso announces he will retire at end of this school year; Tisha Edwards, currently Chief of Staff, named interim CEO.  MORE…
  • City Schools releases 10 year plan; includes closing 26 schools and renovating or rebuilding 136 schools.  more.
  • Baltimore Community Foundation newsletter features new leadership pipeline development effort for which Fund serves as grant manager.  more…
  • City Schools’ report on its 21st Century Buildings community conversations: technology & engagement biggest votes.  Read full report
  • City Schools releases its 2012 MSA scores.  Math up slightly; reading down by same amount.  Read Press Release or City Schools’ Powerpoint.
  • Excited to be back in our original office space at 800 North Charles St., Suite 400.  Please make a note of it.  contact info
  • 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…
  • Dr. Alonso’s 2011 City Schools AP results announcement. more…
  • Dr. Alonso’s letter to community on decreases in juvenile arrests and increases in student performance.  more…
  • Proud to be a partner with the Weinberg Foundation on its new Baltimore Elementary & Middle School Library Project.  more…
  • Dr. Alonso announces City School’s selection as an i3 finalist for Summer Middle School STEM program, with application support from the Fund.  more…
  • City Schools’ graduation rate rose to 71.9% in 2011, for a four year increase of 19.6%.  more…
  • City Schools releases its 2010-2011 State of our High Schools report.  more…
  • City Schools’ School Every Day initiative, with support of the Abell Foundation, off to a strong start.  more…
  • City Schools releases 2011 Advanced Placement exam results.  more…
  • City Schools releases its 2011 State of Our Schools report.  more…
  • OSI and BERC EdWeek article on three-year success of City Schools suspension policy.  more…
  • City Schools releases its 2010 SAT10 scores for 1st and 2nd grade.  more…
  • Dr. Alonso announces appointment of two new Cabinet members.  more…
  • City Schools press release on 2011 MSA Scores.  more…
  • Test tampering at two Baltimore City schools last year.  more…
  • Message from Dr. Alonso on City School’s SY12 budget. more…
  • Baltimore City Public School Administrators and Supervisors Association agrees to new contract; ties compensation to performance. more…
  • Alliance for Excellent Education looks at impact of reducing dropouts on boosting the Maryland economy. more…
  • Baltimore Education Research Coalition releases new report on 2008-09 City Schools dropouts. more…
  • Over past four years, City Schools Pre-K seats increase by 50%; number of students ready to learn by 61%. more…
  • What We Can Learn from Baltimore City Public Schools – Washington Policy Institute. more…