Friday, January 21, 2011

BCP Hosts Delegation from South and Central America

On January 21st the Baltimore Curriculum Project hosted a delegation of nine teachers and administrators from South and Central America who are traveling throughout the U.S. on a three-week program entitled Primary and Secondary Education: Preparing Students for Success and Citizenship.

The program, arranged by the World Trade Center Institute, explores the role education plays in strengthening the civic principles that are the foundation of U.S. society. The visitors came to Maryland to participate in an in-depth investigation of the school system in Baltimore and its steady and consistent path towards effective learning through its recent reform.

The Baltimore Curriculum Project engaged the delegation in a discussion about charter schools and our work converting traditional public schools into neighborhood charter schools. Three U.S. Department interpreters acted as translators during the discussion.

BCP was proud to host educators from Argentina, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay and Peru. Last year BCP hosted a tour of Hampstead Hill Academy for a delegation from Vietnam.

We would like to thank the World Trade Center Institute, Janine Downey, and all of the delegates for the wonderful visit.

About the World Trade Center Institute
The World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) is the largest international business network of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic – a who’s who of the top global business executives in the region. At WTCI we strive to drive the growth of Maryland’s flourishing global business community. Today more than 2,500 Maryland firms benefit from WTCI’s global connections, events, and extensive international business services. WTCI was established in 1989. Financed jointly by area businesses and the State of Maryland, WTCI operates as a private, non-profit membership organization.
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Friday, January 14, 2011

City Springs Sweeps MLK Essay Contest

City Springs School took 1st and 3rd place in the Elementary Division and 1st, 2nd, AND 3rd place in the Middle School Division in the Baltimore Urban Debate League's (BUDL) Martin Luther King Day Essay Writing Contest.

Congratulations to City Springs' Elementary winners: Rykeria Crowell (1st Place) and Darren Meredith (3rd Place); and Middle School winners: Quenetta Williams (1st Place), Shardai Little (2nd Place), and N’Dia Langhorn (3rd Place).

BUDL hosted the MLK essay contest for their debaters in partnership with the Walters Art Museum. Authors of the winning submissions will have the opportunity to read their essays in public at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Festival at the Walters Art Museum on MLK Day, January 17, 2010. Students will receive an award from the Walters Art Musem along with the honor of speaking.

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Beth Tfiloh Clothing Drive for Wolfe Street Academy

Last fall, the Beth Tfiloh Student Council coordinated a Clothing Drive to benefit Wolfe Street Academy. As a result of the generosity of the BT school and synagogue community, a truck load of clothing was delivered to the Wolfe Street Academy. In addition, the school contributed $350 of tzedakah money to the school, to benefit their students. Thank you to Beth Tfiloh for your generosity.

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