Born in Baltimore

Jan

20

2016

Born in Baltimore

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By: Faith Connolly, Executive Director, Baltimore Education Research Consortium and Jeffrey Grigg, Johns Hopkins University Two children sit next to each other on the first day of kindergarten at Gwynns Falls Elementary School in the Gwynns Falls community. The first child is embarking on her third year...

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Never Late Nate Animate!

Oct

29

2015

Never Late Nate Animate!

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  By: Becky Slogeris, Wide Angle Youth Media Last spring, youth designers in Wide Angle’s High School Design Team program worked together to bring the adventures of popular attendance superhero, Never Late Nate, to life through an animation series. In Part One, Never Late Nate is preparing for...

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Every Student Every Day

Oct

7

2015

Every Student Every Day

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Earlier this morning, the White House announced a new initiative led in partnership by the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development and Justice called Every Student, Every Day: A National Initiative to Address and Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism. This initiative...

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School Uniforms

Oct

2

2015

School Uniforms

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Baltimore City Public School District’s policy regarding school uniforms does not allow any school to send a student home because they are not in their school uniform. Information about this policy can be found on the district website or on page 12 of the Code of Conduct. While the district policy...

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Every Day Counts

Sep

29

2015

Every Day Counts

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Nearly one in five students in Baltimore City is chronically absent each year – meaning that over 17,000 students pre-K to 12 miss a month or more of school each year. Even a student with a 90% attendance rate can still be chronically absent and missing out on the opportunity to gain the skills they...

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Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary School (Community School): How Literacy and Attendance Connect!

Sep

28

2015

Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary School (Community School): How Literacy and Attendance Connect!

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By: Gwendolyn Unoko, Community School Coordinator, Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary School Last year (2014 – 2015) our focus areas at Calvin M. Rodwell were Literacy and Attendance. We made significant gains in Literacy with a 17% increase in students reading on grade level. Being a part of the Instructional...

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Commodore to College!

Sep

25

2015

Commodore to College!

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By: Michael Glenwick, Community School Coordinator, Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle At the Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School in East Baltimore, attendance is a team sport. With nearly 800 students currently enrolled, CJR is a big school that requires a number of players, each of...

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Cherry Hill Community Promotes Attendance

Sep

24

2015

Cherry Hill Community Promotes Attendance

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By: Malika Jones, Abilities Network Regular attendance in school is a pivotal aspect of school readiness. Chronic absenteeism is an epidemic that currently plagues the schools in Baltimore City; the community of Cherry Hill isn’t much different. To help motivate students and ensure that ALL families...

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Alternative Breakfast

Sep

23

2015

Alternative Breakfast

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By: Alison Howland, Food Access VISTA, Family League of Baltimore We often say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Starting the day with breakfast keeps students attentive, focused, and ready to learn. The benefits of breakfast are reflected clearly in the data: when kids eat breakfast,...

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Feet to the Street

Sep

22

2015

Feet to the Street

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By Aram Boykin, Community School Coordinator, Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School At Mergenthaler High School, our attendance initiative has to be a little more aggressive because of the size of the school. Because of the 1700 student population, it is fair to say that students get lost. With...

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