What exactly are community schools? How are they funded? How are they different? And how well do they work? Maryland is spending almost $4 billion a year to convert public schools to the community school model, and Baltimore Banner reporters Hallie Miller and Kristen Griffith join Aaron to visit some community schools and see how it’s going for students and their families.
In this episode, you’ll hear from:
- Cheryl Brooks, principal at Berkshire Elementary School.
- Malik Sollas, community school liaison at Berkshire Elementary School.
- Heather Chapman, vice president of neighborhood zones, United Way of Central Maryland.
- Kelly Oglesbee, community schools program manager, United Way of Central Maryland.
- Michelle Gross, family center director at Benjamin Franklin High School.
The Baltimore Banner and WYPR have a joint operating agreement that allows the nonprofit organizations to work collaboratively to deliver quality journalism across the region. To learn more about the partnership, click here. This season of Maryland Curiosity Bureau features episodes with Banner reporters such as Hallie Miller and Tim Prudente.