The Board of the Family League of Baltimore City is pleased to announce that Jonathon Rondeau has been selected as the new president and CEO of the organization. To read more Click Here.
If you’ve heard more in the past year than ever before about the role that grit and resiliency play in student achievement, that might be “a response to No Child Left Behind and this narrow focus on standardized testing,” Angela Duckworth suggests. To read more Click Here .
Three Baltimore schools have extended their school day by three hours, using a national program that has boosted achievement in other urban districts and has been hailed as a way to make American students competitive in the 21st century. To read more Click here.
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“Too many Baltimore babies die because they aren’t sleeping safe,” LaQuan Williams, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver
B’more for Healthy Babies releases new safe sleep public service announcement starring LaQuan Williams, wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens, graduate of Poly High School and the University of MD. To view this video click here.
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Kevin Keegan, President and CEO of the Family League of Baltimore City since 2010, will leave the organization at the end of the year to lead the Child and Family Services Division of Catholic Charities of Baltimore. To read more click here
Millions of students are chronically absent. CNN’s Athena Jones looks at what schools are doing to increase attendance. To see the video click here
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State and city health officials, along with community service providers and program attendees, will mark the third “birthday” of the B’more for Healthy Babies program this evening by celebrating two years of decreased infant mortality rates while commemorating the lives of infants who have died in Baltimore City during the past year at an event at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. To read more click here
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake awarded the first in a series of attendance competitions for city schools to Westside Elementary. The competition is the mayor’s way of encouraging attendance at city schools. The first competition was for pre-K and kindergarten classes. Attendance is a big problem in Baltimore schools. Getting kids to come to school and on time has become a real challenge. To read more click Improved Attendance
Join us at B’more for Healthy Babies’ 3rd Annual Event Honoring Baltimore’s Families at the National Aquarium, Baltimore on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 5:30 pm – 8 pm. Bring your children, friends, and family members! To read more about the event click here