Education News: These Numbers May Surprise You

Education News: These Numbers May Surprise You

In the Calculated Choices: Equity and Opportunity in Baltimore City Public Schools report, Baltimore’s Fund for Educational Excellence discovered many findings that can, and should, inform CSFB’s work related to the choices that our middle school students have as they move on to high school. Here are just a few of the numbers from that excellent report. They may surprise you! 77 vs. 15 – The percent of city school graduates from the class of 2015 who enrolled in college from Poly vs. Augusta Fells the fall after high school graduation. 74 vs. 39 – Percentage of high school students from the [...]

Coming to our Senses on Education and Poverty

In this Thomas B. Fordham Institute article, panelists at a recent event emphasize education as the catalyst in their lives for change. One, Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance, grew up in Kentucky and industrial Ohio, and Cynthia Dungey, Director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), was brought up in a poor urban area. Yet, both describe their educational trajectory as their path out of poverty. According to the article, "Dungey says we must remove obstacles and support citizens toward their pathway to success. We must see what success for poor children and families looks like–exemplified by [...]

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 [...]

Thank you CSFB Donors; We Raised $21,145!

You did it — and we are so grateful! Thanks to our awesome supporters, ambassadors, and donors, we raised $21,145 in support of school choice for low-income Baltimore families — above and beyond our “10 Scholars in 30 Days” campaign goal. Through this campaign, we will be able to help fund 10 students to attend the school of their choice for a full school year! See our video below to find out how Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore positively impacts the local community. And, thank you for your continued support of CSFB!

Thank You Donors and CSFB Supporters!

Dear Donors and CSFB Supporters, Because of your generosity, we were able to raise $3,498 on #GivingTuesday 2016! Thank you for giving to an organization which directly impacts your local community by helping Baltimore families in need! Whether you aided CSFB with a monetary donation or you simply showed your support by telling your friends or posting on social media, your contribution is invaluable. Thank you! P.S. If you missed Giving Tuesday, it is NEVER too late to show your support. – Children's Scholarship Fund Baltimore