Posted on January 16, 2019

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Successful Math and Science Non-Profit Expands to West Baltimore School, Once One of the State’s Worst:  Great news for one of the city’s most underserved schools. The Ingenuity Project a STEM based program offering a comprehensive Math and Science Program, is coming to the James McHenry Elementary/Middle. This is the program’s first extension and over a decade and James McHenry beat out over a dozen schools that applied. James McHenry suffered through years of low standardized test scores and dwindling attendance, however, a new staff and administration have started a rebirth since 2017.  “Now, some of the students who once languished in James McHenry classrooms will have access to accelerated STEM curriculum through Ingenuity, which aims to launch the next generation of competitive science, technology, engineering and math leaders. They’ll be set on a path that’s taken students at other Baltimore Ingenuity schools to Harvard, Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.”

Baltimore City Schools use new map feature to address building concerns: A new computer program designed to decrease the response time to building issues is being rolled out across Baltimore City’s Schools. “Once an incident happens within a school, someone within our facility department is alerted about it and then they go onto the map and they make an update,” said interim Baltimore City Public Schools COO Lynette Washington.” The color coded map is also available to the public,  so parents can keep in the loop.

Morgan State moves up research classification rankings: The future is looking brighter for Maryland’s largest HBCU, as Morgan State has elevated to R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This distinction means that MSU is one of 130 schools that earned the distinction of a high research university. . Since 2006 Morgan has focused on increasing it’s credibility with tech research deals and research facility expansions. These efforts appear to have paid off. “We announced this reclassification as a major goal within our Strategic Plan, and I thank our dedicated faculty, administrators and graduate students for achieving it, by securing funding to conduct unprecedented levels of research at our university.”

Baltimore County school board approves contracts for Chadwick construction, roofs for Johnnycake and Hillcrest:New contracts have been approved for massive construction projects and renovations for several Baltimore County elementary schools. This includes 1.8 Million dollars to replace the roof at Johnnycake elementary, 1.75 million for a partial roof replacement at Hillcrest Elementary. It also includes several contracts to expand Chadwick Elementary, about 31 million dollars; “The package of contracts includes awards for masonry, concrete pouring, electrical work, mechanical work, testing and inspection services, and food service equipment.”

 

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