Impacting Education from all Angles

Expanding access to high quality learning and equitable opportunity for all students takes many forms. At the Fund for Educational Excellence, our unique role working with the Baltimore City Public Schools and our community’s students, families, Continue Reading...

Finding Books with Diverse Characters: It’s Harder than You Think. The problem, the need, and how you can help

By Angelique Jessup, Ph.D., Program Director, Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading/ Fund for Educational Excellence “Nearly impossible.” “Like finding a needle in a haystack.” “Frustrating.” These are just some of the comments the Continue Reading...

Families in Baltimore City Need a Centralized School Choice Hub

by Corrie Schoenberg, Senior Program Director In 2016, the Fund for Educational Excellence spoke with more than 400 Baltimore City Public Schools parents and students about their experiences with the middle and high school choice process. What we Continue Reading...

Helping City Schools students BMore Ready for college

by Danielle Staton, Program Manager for Analysis and Engagement Through our recent studies, we’ve had the opportunity to hear from hundreds of City Schools students and parents about what it means to be college ready. While academic preparation is Continue Reading...

Kirwan Commission: Accounting for Poverty in Education Funding

Last school year, our City came together in a tremendous push to close a $130M funding gap for Baltimore City Public Schools. Because of the voices of our students, parents, teachers, principals, and community leaders, our elected officials at the Continue Reading...