Education Plan

SOCIAL IMPACT BONDS FOR UNIVERSAL PRE-K

We cannot let thousands of students fall behind before they even begin kindergarten. Universal pre-k will ensure strong baselines for all students.

A CITYWIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAM

Community schools deliver better academic results and improved learning environments, while also improving the neighborhoods that surround them.

THIRD GRADE LITERACY INTERVENTION

Third grade literacy is a crucial indicator for long-term educational attainment. We must invest in removing students’ barriers to achieving this important milestone.

CITYWIDE MAGNET MIDDLE SCHOOLS FOR STEM, LIBERAL ARTS, AND THE PERFORMING ARTS

Families deserve a seamless transition from trusted neighborhood elementary schools to the City’s high performing high schools like City and Poly.

BRINGING CITY YEAR TO BALTIMORE

City Year provides vulnerable students the vital support they need to stay in the classroom, and overcome obstacles to success.

EXPANDING EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL IN BALTIMORE

Early College High Schools ease students’ transition to college or vocational training, while helping students establish strong career paths.

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT PLANS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

We must incorporate families in the education of our children, and equip them with the tools they need to support academic success at home.

EARLY HEAD START PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Children with disabilities deserve programming that is inclusive, and gives them a complete opportunity to thrive in the academic environment.

ENDING PRESCHOOL EXPULSION AND INCORPORATING MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS EXPERIENCING TRAUMA

No childhood should be expelled from preschool, and both teachers and students should have access to mental healthcare professionals to help cope with trauma.

A LABOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Labor can play a vital role in creating and expanding vocational education opportunities for our students, and connecting them with the jobs of tomorrow.

CREATING A MAYOR’S OFFICE OF EDUCATION REFORM

The mayor should have a staff devoted to fulltime oversight and collaboration with the school system, improving communication and outcomes.

STATE OF THE ART RECREATION CENTERS UTILIZING VACANT SPACES

Vacant spaces are an opportunity to create dynamic new recreation centers that deliver a range of downstream benefits, while combatting neighborhood blight.

MAKING YOUTHWORKS A YEAR ROUND PROGRAM

A year round program will eliminate opportunity gaps, and help prevent students from falling through the cracks when the summer months end.