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November Newsletter

Why Early Childhood Investment Are Key – Kwane Wyatt’s Baltimore’s Child Magazine Article

The Fund’s Program Director of Analysis & Engagement, Kwane Wyatt, recently contributed to Baltimore’s Child Magazine highlighting our Chicago Parent Program (ChiPP) work and outlining why early childhood investments are so important for development.

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Kwane manages the Chicago Parent Program, a 12-session, early-childhood development parenting program in elementary Baltimore City Public Schools. The evidence-based program supports parents of pre-school age children with effective strategies to reduce child behavioral problems, problem-solve common parenting challenges, and build skills to foster their children’s academic success.  To learn more about ChiPP, visit


Latest on Ongoing Teacher Retention & Burnout Study

In September, the Fund published a brief entitled Should I Stay or Should I Go? Staving Off a Teacher Shortage in Baltimore City Public Schools – the first installment of our ongoing research on teacher retention and burnout. Following school year 2021-2022, we collected survey data from 427 educators across 132 Baltimore City Public Schools. Teachers shared with us what motivates them to stay, what drives them to leave and what would make them more satisfied in their teaching roles. Read our brief, here.

The Fund’s Analysis & Engagement team recently penned a reader commentary in the Baltimore Sun about the factors teachers most frequently cited as contributing to burnout and why the district must focus on teacher retention as a strategy.

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We are currently conducting more comprehensive interviews with a representative sample of Baltimore City Public School teachers, which will inform a full-length report to be released in 2023. Right now, we are prioritizing interviews with educators from the following schools:

Abbottston, Achievement Academy, Arundel, Augusta Fells, Baltimore Collegiate, Baltimore International Academy, Baltimore International Acacemy West, Baltimore Montessori, Baltimore School for the Arts, Belmont, Booker T. Washington, Callaway, Career Academy, Carver, Charles Carroll Barrister, City Neighbors Hamilton, Claremont, Clay Hill, Collington Square, ConneXions, Creative City, Cross Country, Crossroads, Curtis Bay, Dallas F. Nicholas, Dickey Hill, Dorothy I. Height, Dr. Nathan A. Pitts-Ashburton, Eager Street, Edgewood, Empowerment, Eutaw-Marshburn,Francis Scott Key, Frederick, Furley, George W. F. McMechen, Govans, Hampden, Harlem Park, Highlandtown #237, James McHenry, Johnston Square, Katherine Johnson, Lakewood, Leith Walk, Lois T. Murray, Maree G. Farring, Margaret Brent, Mary Ann Winterling, Mary E. Rodman, Matthew A. Henson, Midtown, Morrell Park, New Era, North Bend, Northwood, Park Heights, P-TECH at Carver, P-TECH at Dunbar, P-TECH at New Era, Renaissance, Robert W. Coleman, Rosemont, Sinclair Lane, Southwest Baltimore Charter School, Steuart Hill, Success Academy, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Johnson, Tunbridge, Violetville, Virtual Learning East, Virtual Learning West, Vivien T. Thomas, Waverly, William Paca, William S. Baer, Woodhome, and Yorkwood.

If you teach at one of the listed schools, please contact us to schedule an interview at or call or text 443-826-9010.


Baltimore Ravens Donate Notre Dame vs. Navy Tickets to Heart of the Schools for City Schools Students and Staff

Thank you to the Baltimore Ravens for generously donating over 1,100 tickets to the Heart of the Schools, the year-round program managed by the Fund honoring City Schools principals through grants, events and awards, for Baltimore City Public Schools teachers, students and families to attend the November 12th Notre Dame vs. Navy game at M&T Bank Stadium.

Take a look at some photos from the fun-filled day:


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Additional insights, updates and resources.

  • Each month, Baltimore City Public Schools recognizes two high school student-athletes with a special Under Armour medal for their leadership and athleticism. Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the school year. Recognize a fantastic City Schools student-athlete, here.
  • Each year, former Ravens linebacker and current Director of Player Engagement, Jameel McClain hosts a Thanksgiving Dinner for Baltimore families. This FREE event will feature children’s activities and a full Thanksgiving meal. While registration is free, spots will be claimed first come. Register here.
  • Check out the graphics featured on Under Armour’s flagship store highlighting the “why” of our Student Athlete Development work. The Fund is proud to be part of this partnership with Under Armour and Baltimore City Public Schools supporting our talented City Schools student athletes! Take a look, here.

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