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Durham, Rachel E.; Stein, Marc L.; Connolly, Faith – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2015
The total number of Baltimore City Schools (City Schools) graduates who enrolled in college the next fall declined across the Classes of 2007-2014. The percentage of graduates enrolling in college also decreased by more than 7.0 percentage points, from 49.8% to 42.0%. At the same time, the total number of high school graduates increased, as cohort…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Graduates, College Bound Students, Enrollment Rate
Durham, Rachel E.; Olson, Linda S. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2013
Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) has made great strides in its effort to lower the number of high school dropouts and to encourage prior dropouts to return and graduate by providing a broad set of options for students with a diverse set of needs and academic histories. At the same time, City Schools has initiated an effort to foster a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Dropout Prevention, Graduation Rate
Olson, Linda S.; Connolly, Faith; Kommajesula, Alok H. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2013
Out of School Time (OST) programs have been shown to promote positive personal, academic and social development (Huang, Gribbons, Kim, Lee, & Baker, 2000; Welsh et al., 2002). The Family League of Baltimore City works with partners to sponsor a range of after-school programs in Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) to provide healthy…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, After School Programs, Student Participation, Public Schools
Connolly, Faith; Plank, Stephen; Rone, Tracy – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2012
In this paper, we offer an overview of the history and development of the Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC). As a part of this overview, we describe challenges and dilemmas encountered during the founding years of this consortium. We also highlight particular benefits or sources of satisfaction we have realized in the course of…
Descriptors: Consortia, Educational Research, Educational History, Educational Development