Education Reform: Elevating Student and Family Voices

We all know that educational reform is complex. Whether addressing enrollment, teacher recruitment, college readiness, literacy, school choice or the dozens of other issues facing Baltimore’s students, any change involves many people with many ideas Continue Reading...

New MSDE Star System Overlooks Achievement Gap

On Tuesday December 4th the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) released the first iteration of its new school accountability, or “star ratings,” system as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). On the surface, understanding how Continue Reading...

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...