Saturday, June 8, 2013

Brazilian Secretaries of Education Visit BCP

On June 6th, a delegation of Secretaries of Education from five Brazilian States visited Hampstead Hill Academy to learn about the Baltimore Curriculum Project and to tour the school. The visit focused on BCP's initiatives to successfully develop education management; what it takes to enhance the learning process and raise student testing scores; and the administrative procedures that BCP uses to help educational programs achieve success in Baltimore.

BCP President Laura Doherty and Hampstead Hill Principal Matt Hornbeck engaged the visitors in a discussion of charter school policy; the use of data to drive instruction; the role of BCP academic coaches; the impact of high-stakes testing on curriculum and instruction; the impact of poverty on education; Restorative Practices, and other topics.

The Brazilian delegation was invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. Their program was arranged by Meridian International Center and sponsored by The World Trade Center Institute

We would like to thank Janine Branch (Manager, Professional Exchanges & Program Development, World Trade Center Institute) for arranging this visit.