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Horrigan, John B. – Abell Foundation, 2020
Large numbers of Baltimore households lack two essential tools for getting online: wireline broadband service at home and access to a computer. According to the 2018 American Community Survey, 96,000 households in Baltimore (40.7%) did not have wireline internet service, such as cable, fiber, or digital subscriber line service. And some 75,000…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Low Income Groups, Internet, Urban Areas
Holleman, Martha – Abell Foundation, 2019
The lack of a high school diploma both reflects and exacerbates some of the most severe inequities in our society. According to the U.S. Census American Community Survey, those with a high school diploma or its equivalent in Baltimore earn about $7,000 more a year than those without one (an estimated $28,396 versus $21,359). The lack of a high…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, High School Equivalency Programs, Adults, Urban Schools
Turetsky, Vicki – Abell Foundation, 2019
In this report, Vicki Turetsky, who served as the commissioner for the U.S. office of child support enforcement for nearly eight years, examines the data and finds that it is time for Maryland to reform its child support system. Not only are orders for many low-income parents set unrealistically high, but policies around enforcement and collection…
Descriptors: Children, Financial Support, Low Income Groups, Parents
Dworak, Linda – Abell Foundation, 2019
Throughout Baltimore, men and women, from young adults to older workers, are seeking meaningful employment opportunities that offer family-sustaining wages and support personal well-being. Labor markets are tight, meaning that skilled workers are in great demand, and a unique prospect exists to open doors to quality jobs, particularly for those…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Program Effectiveness, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications
Thompson, Elizabeth; Kaufman, Joan – Abell Foundation, 2019
Traditionally defined, Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, include experiences of child maltreatment and other family problems such as domestic violence and parental incarceration. These ACEs are common, frequently co-occur, and are associated with a whole host of negative social outcomes, health risk behaviors, psychiatric and substance use…
Descriptors: Prevention, Intervention, Educational Policy, Children
Leone, Peter; Wruble, Pamela – Abell Foundation, 2017
Re-entering society after incarceration presents a formidable set of challenges. In addition to reconnecting with family and community, successful transition after imprisonment requires a person not only to avoid criminal activity, but also to obtain and sustain employment--or continue along an education pathway. Those best able to navigate this…
Descriptors: Reentry Workers, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education
Sunderman, Gail L. – Abell Foundation, 2017
Dual enrollment programs offer high school students the chance to enroll in college courses and earn transferable college credit while they are still pursuing a high school diploma. Research shows that dual enrollment participants are more likely to enroll and persist in college, earn higher GPAs during college, and accumulate more college credit.…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Urban Schools, Student Participation, Equal Education
Sunderman, Gail L. – Abell Foundation, 2017
Maryland's College and Career Act of 2013 recognized the potential of dual enrollment and called for the expansion of it in the state. According to a December 2016 report to the Maryland General Assembly, however, only 2% of Baltimore City public 12th grade students participated in dual enrollment opportunities in 2015 as compared with a state…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Urban Schools, Student Participation, Equal Education
DeLuca, Stefanie; Rhodes, Anna; Garboden, Philip M. E. – Abell Foundation, 2016
For decades, Baltimore's poorest African American children have been channeled into racially and economically segregated neighborhoods with low-performing schools. Financial constraints and scarce affordable housing in more affluent communities have made it very difficult for poor families to access higher quality educational opportunities for…
Descriptors: Housing, Public Policy, Educational Opportunities, Mobility
Manekin, Sarah – Abell Foundation, 2016
Public school systems employ a range of professionals to provide support to children and youth in schools. For students living in poverty and experiencing trauma, the work of these professionals is particularly necessary and urgent. Ranging from the treatment of acute mental health issues and accommodations for students with special needs, to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Success, Program Design, Educational Change
Lerman, Robert I.; Packer, Arnold – Abell Foundation, 2015
Youth transitions to rewarding careers remain a critical problem for America's current and future workforce. In Baltimore, where only one in five graduates of Baltimore City Public Schools matriculates to a four-year college and the unemployment rate for 16 to 19 year-olds is over 40 percent, opportunities to gain meaningful training and work…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Urban Areas, Apprenticeships, Program Effectiveness
Abell Foundation, 2015
Over the past decade, a handful of high performing public charter schools have developed in Baltimore, but the need for high quality educational offerings, particularly for low-income students, remains high. "'Chartering' Maryland's Future: Is There an Expanded Role for National Charter Management Organizations in Our Schools?" considers…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Governance, Public Schools, Urban Schools
Hopkins, Barbara L. – Abell Foundation, 2015
Only one in five graduates of Baltimore City Public Schools matriculates to a four-year college; the vast majority enroll in community college or look for a full-time job. Baltimore graduates and job-seekers need postsecondary training that works. "The Path to Baltimore's 'Best Prospect' Jobs without a College Degree: Career Credentialing…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, High School Graduates, Community Colleges, Associate Degrees
Eberhart, Linda; Barnes, Tara – Abell Foundation, 2014
The community of East Lake, home to Charles R. Drew Charter School (Drew), is 6 miles from downtown Atlanta. In 1995, crime in East Lake was 19 times higher than the national average. Now, violent crime is down 95 percent. In 1995, 88 percent of residents were unemployed. Now, only 5 percent receive welfare. In 1995, just 5 percent of fifth…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Educational Facilities Improvement
Hettleman, Kalman R. – Abell Foundation, 2013
The One Year Plus policy of Baltimore City Public Schools described in this Newsletter has the potential to breathe new life into "special education" for students with disabilities. In recent decades, many waves of K-12 education reform--including the No Child Left Behind Act, charter schools, alternative teacher recruitment paths,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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