Take a Look at Our Past Blog Posts
Dyelle Washington, a Renaissance Academy student, describes the difficulties of distance learning and shares how her school leaders have helped maintain community during quarantine.
Stephanie Estep, a Ben Franklin High School student, shares how she's used this time of quarantine for self-reflection and discusses the importance of maintaining human connection.
Madison Hall, a student at Bard High School Early College Baltimore, describes her school's transition to distance learning and shares what her last semester of senior year has been like.
Kyia Williamson, a Ben Franklin High School student, shares what she misses about classroom learning and provides advice for how adults can support students during this time.
LaQuisha Hall, a teacher at Carver Vocational-Technical High School, emphasizes the importance of practicing self-care, especially during these unprecedented times.
Sidney Thomas, a middle school teacher at Holabird Academy, describes the challenges of transitioning from the classroom to remote teaching as well as trying to reestablish work-life balance during quarantine.
Wyatt Oroke, a middle school teacher at City Springs Elementary/Middle School, shares the importance of empowering his scholars to "tell their truths" during such uncertain times.
Kyair Butts, a Waverly Elementary/Middle School teacher, discusses how his students' resilience and colleagues' perseverance has kept him inspired as an educator.
Zaharah Valentine, principal of Baltimore Design School, provides her perspective on the challenges she and her staff are facing during this time.
David Guzman, principal of Mary E. Rodman Elementary School, calls for a collaborative effort to rethink and quickly adapt our learning model during this unprecedented time.
Joseph Manko, principal of Liberty Elementary School, describes how his school community has rallied to provide quality, virtual instructional tools and resources to students and families.
Dr. Katrina Foster, principal of Hampden Elementary/Middle School, describes how the unprecedented situation has given rise to collective support and solidarity in her school’s community.
The Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education has the opportunity to transform education in Maryland. Our blog post analyzes the Commission’s recommendations for career and technical education and its implications on equitable access to high-quality learning experiences.
Anthony Blake, ESOL educator and soccer coach at the National Academy Foundation, shares how the facilities upgrades and support from Under Armour have impacted the growth of NAF's inaugural soccer program.
For five years, the Fund has created reports that examine the Baltimore City Public School system, hearing from more than 1,600 students, parents, teachers and community members and incorporating their ideas into recommendations for systemic improvements.

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