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Education, Poverty, and Maryland

Executive Director Beth Harbinson shares the connection between education and poverty through experiences she’s witnessed first hand. CSFB’s 97 percent high school graduation rate reinforces the fact that school choice helps to break the cycle and provides education for children that parents believe will be most effective. In an article, America’s Poverty-Education Link, from The Huffington Post, contributor Howard Steven Friedman, a statistician and health economist for the United Nations and teacher at Columbia University writes: “Poverty and education are inextricably linked where education is a primary means of social mobility, enabling those born into poverty to rise in society. […]

How to Simplify Your Back-to-School Transition

With the start of the school year quickly approaching, your to-do list is probably long. There are school supplies to find, bus routes or carpools to figure out, new clothes to buy, lunches to plan...it all can feel a little overwhelming! Here at CSFB, we want to make your transition into the new school year as easy as possible, so we’ve put together five tips to help get the year started right. Keep Track of Important DatesNo matter what kind of calendar you use – phone, paper, computer – be sure to mark down all the school closings and half days [...]

School’s Out, Now What? Summer Learning Opportunities

Today was the last day of the 2018-19 school year, and that means one thing: summer is here! Lots of fun in the sun, time with family, and hot days are headed our way. But two whole months off from school can seem like a lot of time to fill. Especially when, as a CSFB parent, you’re concerned about your child’s continuing education. Not to fear, there are plenty of fun summer learning opportunities available to students and families in the Baltimore area. Here are just a few: Make Music Day: tomorrow, Friday, June 21! The Baltimore County Public Library […]