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August 2022

Expansion of Community Schools model brings wraparound supports to more students

School Coordinators connect families with resources and community partners

For students to thrive, they need safe, supportive environments during the school day, at home and in their neighborhoods ...

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Tasting tomatoes and mulling about mint at Great Kids Farm

Young food scientists practice “Mindful Botany” at annual Garden Summit

A day of hands-on activities exploring cultivation, food systems, and environmental stewardship.   ...

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July 2022

Families watch their student-athletes from anywhere thanks to streaming sports

High-tech system bolsters coaching and college recruitment

The latest hit streaming show has nonstop action, heroic comebacks and edge-of-your-seat thrills…  but you won’t find it on Netflix or Hulu. And the stars are City Schools student-athletes!   ...

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Middle schoolers find their voices at BMore Me conference

Student-planned conference featured workshops, poetry, music and conversation

More than 100 students came together to for thought-provoking workshops, discussions, and creative collaborations exploring agency, identity, and advocacy. ...

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Family University events at science center and museum attract big crowds

City Schools partners with families to support student learning

Over 1,200 City Schools students and families spent an evening previewing the huge variety of City Schools’ summer programs and exploring the Maryland Science Center’s exhibits at the Spring Into Summer Learning event in mid-May. ...

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Teaching Fellows’ research leads to big gains in student reading skills

Team presents findings at renowned Carnegie Summit

When a team of City Schools English Language Arts teachers came together to form the Baltimore Secondary Literacy Improvement Community (BSLIC), they had a clear goal: identify new ways to rapidly improve their students’ reading skills. Now, their students are exceeding expectations. What's behind the success? ...

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“Chin up!” Harford Heights students record song and music video

Engaging, positive song reinforces life lessons and lifts student voice

Students in 2nd through 5th grade aren’t only building skills in classrooms; they’re dropping knowledge and rhymes on the mic, in the studio, and on camera — and learning important lessons in the process.  ...

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Renaissance Academy students build computer skills with Pass IT On

Customized curriculums emphasize career readiness and IT expertise

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June 2022

Going 3D: Students explore high tech learning in Verizon Immersive Media Labs

STEM-focused labs feature 3D printers, virtual reality headsets and powerful computers

It’s a real-world challenge that employees in the gaming industry face: “Create a virtual reality video game.” But in Holabird Academy’s Verizon Immersive Media Lab, it’s just one of many high-tech, hands-on projects engaging students in new technologies. ...

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Students stay engaged as summer approaches

Celebrations include pizza, slime-making, and laser tag

The end of a school year is a time to celebrate accomplishments, reflect on what we’ve learned, and look ahead at the progress and growth to come. All around City Schools, students have spent the end of the year having fun, planning their futures, and staying engaged. Check out some of the many ways schools and students are infusing their end of the school year with fun experiences that keep kids learning until th...

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