Research & Publications

 

September Attendance: Start Strong, Stay Strong

Cinnamon Brown Mack, Founder/CEO, Victorious Attitudes For Everyday Life, Inc. and Faith Connolly, Executive Director, Baltimore Education Research Consortium September Attendance Matters!  A recent Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) study found that...

A Library Like This: Baltimore Library Project Year 2

This second report focuses on the opening of new school libraries and their impact on schools, teachers and students after two years of implementation of the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project (Library Project). The findings build on the first...

A First Look at Community Schools in Baltimore

In partnership with the Mayor of Baltimore City and Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools), Family League of Baltimore (Family League) launched the Community & School Engagement Strategy in school year 2012-13.  The major finding is that community schools...

Ingenuity Program

The Ingenuity program was designed to “provide Baltimore’s brightest middle school students with a free, highly accelerated, and challenging mathematics and science curriculum” (Ingenuity Project, 2014). Begun in 1993 at two middle schools, one is located on the east...

i3 MS STEM Project

By: Martha Abele Mac Iver This rigorous analysis from the first year found that students who participated in this middle school STEM summer program in robotics on math achievement and student interest in STEM subjects and careers, which culminated in a city-wide...

Importance of September Attendance

In this brief examining absences in September and later  schools attendance, we found the September absences predicted later  chronic absence, missing more than 20 days a year) after controlling for student demographic characteristics, service receipt, and attendance...

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