When we talk about transforming Baltimore City Public Schools, we are talking about creating a new path for our children and the future of Baltimore. We are talking about mending century long divides and segregation which still exist in our … Continued
It is a community college literature class in Pennsylvania. Laid-off mill workers, retirees and students fresh out of high school choose their seats and prepare for the first lecture. Their professor, a big guy with eyes that brighten at this … Continued
we have to think differently about the role of our schools, the hours they are open, and how we welcome our parents, community members and organizations into the school. If we build it they will come is a great assumption for a community school .. unless you lock it or charge fees for using it..which is what we do now.
Building More Than Buildings: How the 21st Century Building Project can improve our learning, collaboration, and the schools we build. When Andre Alonso announced the funding of the 21st Century School Building project in Baltimore City, he restated a … Continued
How Students Can Improve Their Health And Learning. Our schools constantly test our students to measure their achievement. But if we want to improve student achievement, it’s time for students to test their schools. Are classrooms too hot … Continued
Citizens and local groups demand that Baltimore City restore funding to educational programs. The proposed budget eliminated 4.2 million dollars for educational and social programs in Baltimore.
Destiny Watford, Free Your Voice, speaks against a proposed incinerator at Curtis Bay, an area already suffering from air pollution. Watford won an environmental award for her opposition to the plant.
Protesters chant “MDE, enforce the law” and “Incinerator must go!” outside of the offices of the Maryland Department of the Environment in Baltimore. The protesters said that Energy Answers had failed to meet the conditions of their permit and that the company should not be allowed to construct an incinerator under an expired permit. Only nine of the protesters were allowed to meet with MDE officials and press were banned from the meeting. Of those nine, seven protesters did not leave the meeting and were arrested on trespassing charges.
If the incinerator is built, it would be the largest incinerator of its type in the United States. Waste would be trucked into the site at Curtis Bay from several states, including New York. Curtis Bay residents already complain about the poor air quality in this industrialized area.