Education News

What is Maryland’s BOOST Program? Apply today!

Established in 2016, Maryland’s Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program provides vouchers to low-income students to attend eligible nonpublic schools. Scholarships are provided to families eligible for the free/reduced-price lunch program, and are given based on household income, with lower incomes served first. BOOST is the nation’s 26th voucher program and throughout the state, and 10% of families with children throughout Maryland are income-eligible. During the 2018-2019 fiscal school year, the State of Maryland allocated $7.6 million for BOOST scholarships. There were 3,410 participating students during that school year as well. With about 176 participating schools, there […]

Celebrate Read Across America All Year Long

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Every year on March 2nd, the National Education Association observes Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)’s birthday by celebrating Read Across America Day. Started in 1997, the educational initiative is an endeavor to inspire students to read all year long. But March 2nd is a day for celebration and inspiration across the nation. The National Education Association wanted to celebrate reading on a national scale. And they thought it would be a great idea to have it on the birthday of the great children’s author Dr. Seuss. This year would be Dr. Seuss’ 119th birthday. Perhaps known […]

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 [...]

Maryland Education Credit Passes Senate

The Maryland Education Credit has passed through the entire Maryland Senate and has been sent to the House for action! Now is the time to continue the momentum and contact your Delegates in the House in order to urge their support. The Senate has done its part and now it’s time for the House to act! Please help us expand scholarship opportunities for nonpublic school students and strengthen our public schools at the same time! Email your delegates now by clicking below and ask them to vote YES on the Maryland Education Credit. Urge them to vote in favor of these […]

National Read Across America Day is March 2nd!

In celebration of the late, great Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)’s birthday, the National Education Association (NEA) has dubbed March 2nd National Read Across America Day–a day to motivate adults to spend time reading with their children and to reflect on the importance of instilling a lifelong love of reading. While the Read Across America initiative is an endeavor which inspires students to read all year long, March 2nd is a day for celebration, inspiration and motivation on a national level. Each year the NEA chooses a National Read Across America Day book by Seuss and and this year, it’s the classic […]