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January Newsletter

Less Than Two Weeks Left to Nominate a City Schools Principal for the Heart of the School Awards!

Do you know a dedicated Baltimore City Public School principal working tirelessly on behalf of their students, staff and communities? Help show our hardworking principals how much they mean to the communities they serve by nominating them for this year’s Heart of the School Awards! Nominations are open until Tuesday, January 31st. With less than two weeks remaining, don’t delay!

The nomination form takes just a few minutes to fill out. Already submitted a nomination? Help spread the word far and wide! All are welcome to nominate a principal they would like to see honored at the annual Heart of the School Awards. We share all nominations (with permission from those submitting) with principals, so each knows their work is transformational and appreciated.

Learn more about the Heart of the Schools, the year-round initiative, coordinated by the Fund for Educational Excellence, that celebrates and supports principals with awards, grants and events, here.


Welcome, Julius White!

The Fund for Educational Excellence is thrilled to welcome Julius White as our new Accountant! Julius works closely with the Director of Finance managing the general accounting services and financial reporting at the Fund. He brings with him over nineteen years of accounting experience with advanced knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices. Welcome to the team, Julius!


NOT IN SERVICE a Year-and-a-Half Later: A Progress Report on Transit Equity for City Schools Students

A year-and-a-half since the release of our report, Not in Service: Why Public Transit Must Aim to Serve Students, learn where progress has been made toward transit equity for Baltimore City students and where progress has stalled in our latest blog post:

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Additional insights, updates and resources.

  • The School Choice Application deadline is Friday, January 20th! Head to the Fund’s School Choice Workshop webpage for a suite of resources to help you with the choice process including a find your fit chart, a how-to video explaining City Schools’ school finder tool, and Spanish and English School Choice webinar recordings. Find it, here.
  • Roger Schulman, President and CEO of the Fund, and Shamoyia Gardiner of Strong Schools Maryland – a partner of the Fund for Educational Excellence – discuss the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future in this WYPR article. Read and listen, here.
  • In City Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Fellowship, families and care providers are working collaboratively with schools to build the trusting relationships that enhance student growth. Read the district’s story on the impactful program, here.
  • Each month, Baltimore City Public Schools recognizes two high school student-athletes with a special Under Armour medal for their leadership and athleticism. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the school year. Recognize a fantastic City Schools student-athlete, here.

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