Killing of 6 children being re-tried 25 years later

Baltimore City Public Schools

Baltimore schools should look for students in an unlikely place: the suburbs

Baltimore schools should look for students in an unlikely place: the suburbs

Enrollment is the key to many of Baltimore City schools’ problems. Declines in the last few years have put pressure on the budget; each lost student means more than $11,000 in reduced aid from the state. That forces budget cuts — often to the very programs and services that make the schools attractive to parents in the first place, which in turn exacerbates enrollment declines and worsens the budget problems. Growing enrollment, on the other hand, could have the opposite effect, making underpopulated schools more efficient and enabling them to provide better opportunities for students.

As such, it was heartening to see the Baltimore City Teachers...

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