Education Reform Hub Monthly! is a monthly email update from the U.S. Department of Education will alert readers to new resources that inform policy and practice across several areas of education reform. This month’s email feature a report on the Expanding Great Options initiative in Baltimore along with other resources:
Visit the PROGRESS blog for a report on the Expanding Great Options initiative, started in 2008 by Baltimore City Public Schools to improve school options for the city’s students. Commodore John Rogers Elementary/Middle School is one of the initiative’s success stories, engaging parents through focus groups, social events, and conferences where students present their academic progress. The school has doubled enrollment, reduced chronic absences, and raised the percentage of students proficient in math and reading by 20 percent since 2010.