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Baltimore City Public Schools

Pride in Baltimore education accomplishments 'tempered by tremendous urgency'

Pride in Baltimore education accomplishments 'tempered by tremendous urgency'

This month, as my time on the Baltimore Board of School Commissioners draws to an end, I find myself struck by how much our young people and our schools accomplish every day. In the past few years, Baltimore City Public Schools has taken significant steps in our core area of responsibility: providing students with a high-quality education in safe, supportive environments.

A little more than two years ago, our CEO, Sonja Santelises, introduced a blueprint for success that focuses on literacy as the foundation for learning, well-rounded programs to inspire and support the whole child and leadership from all staff members to contribute to student success. Implementation of a rigorous...

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