BALTIMORE - There is a lot of work going on to help city school teachers and students at the office of the Baltimore Curriculum Project. It's a non-profit organization that operates four neighborhood charter schools in East Baltimore.
Laura Doherty is the President of the organization.
"What we do for the schools is help them successfully educate every child in their zone. We want to make sure teachers have research based tools that are available. We want to put those tools in their hands, train them to use it and give a lot of coaching and classroom support," said Doherty.
The Baltimore Curriculum Project offers many services for their schools. Wolfe Street Academy teamed up with WYPR Radio to help students put on a broadcast. City Springs Elementary/Middle School has a new Ipad program to integrate technology into their daily learning.
These types of programs through the Baltimore Curriculum Project help students excel academically. Administrators at City Springs could not be happier with the help the organization provides for her school.
"This is making a difference in education because our students are being exposed to something that is going to allow them to be more competitive in the global work forces in a way that without this program they would not be," said Rhonda Richetta, City Springs Elementary/Middle School Principal.
"We have some of the most sophisticated coaches in the country going into classrooms and watching the students and teachers. We observe what is working and what is not working and from a global level to student level. All of our feedback is based on what happens with the student and making sure students needs are met in the classroom," said Doherty.
The Baltimore Curriculum Projects wants to serve more schools to help as many students as possible. This is the 17th year of operation for the Baltimore Curriculum Project.