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CSFB Celebrates School Choice by Visiting our Students

Celebrated every January, National School Choice Week is the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. School Choice means providing the best opportunities to help children succeed in school and in life. To celebrate National School Choice Week, CSFB Program Administrator Joanne Sanders visited CSFB participating schools to celebrate school choice with the students. We were able to sit down with her to talk about her experience and why this week is important to celebrate. Why is it important to celebrate National School Choice Week and acknowledge school choice? I feel that it’s an opportunity to be a voice [...]

Celebrating 20 Years of School Choice with CSFB

CSFB is 20! Milestones are important because they give an organization the ability to look back, quantify successes and consider change for the future. Looking back on the past 20 years, we celebrate: 7,648 students served 14,233,192 dollars of tuition assistance paid directly to schools in Baltimore 97 percent of our 8th-grade graduates who go on to graduate from high school 84 percent of our students who attend college 78 schools our students have attended 9 categories of affiliation – Catholic, Jewish, Christian (no specific denomination), Lutheran, Protestant, Seventh-Day Adventist, Baptist, Islamic, Non-Denominational Numbers also paint the picture of dollars [...]

Sips for Scholarships: Shaker Showdown Success!

Thank you all so much for coming out on February 8, 2018 to support Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore at Sips for Scholarships: Shaker Showdown Edition! We raised more than $3,000 in tickets, tips and sponsorships. Thanks to you, another child from a low-income Baltimore family will be able to attend K-8th grade at the independent school of his or her choice. A huge shout out to 14 West, Modern Cook Shop and Old Line for sponsoring and hosting the event. Congratulations to Paulina of Modern Cook Shop for making the winning cocktail concoction! For more than 15 years, CSFB has […]

Committing to Studies (and Missing the Game)

The other night, I stayed up way too late watching my beloved Baltimore Ravens lose a very well-played football game to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Driving into the office, I remembered a few years ago when I would come in and our program administrator of 15 years, Joanne Sanders, and I would take AT LEAST the first 15 minutes of our day reviewing plays, celebrating victories or lamenting losses. But no more. My personal football guru (who knew more about stats and players and plays than my husband, who coached little league for five-plus years) was nowhere to be found. Joanne [...]

Is school choice the right choice for your child?

I recently met with a new CSFB trustee, who described his daughter's charter middle school. It is a single sex middle school that, as of August 8th, had already started its school year. This is school choice and a great example of a school trying something different. As a Baltimore City Public Charter School, you get into this school by lottery until the school is full. Is this model the "right" one for every student? A friend's son is starting to feel crippling anxiety about the start of school in September. He is 9. The cacophony of the school and class size aren't working for this [...]