Baltimore Project Eyes How to Keep Students on Track
Joint Effort With District Patterned on Consortia in Chicago and N.Y.C.
Leaders of a research effort getting under way in Baltimore introduced a series of studies this week they will conduct over the next three years aiming to improve student achievement and lower the dropout rate in the city’s public schools.
The Baltimore Education Research Consortium , which formed in 2006 with the help of several Baltimore-based philanthropies, recently launched the first three of eight studies meant to find and identify the school-based and classroom-based practices that are helping students succeed academically at all grade levels.
The consortium, a joint venture among education researchers at Morgan State University and Johns Hopkins University, as well as leaders in Baltimore’s public school system, is modeled in part on the Consortium on Chicago School Research, a nearly 20-year-old organization at the University of Chicago that conducts research on the policy and practices...
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