September is, appropriately enough, Attendance Awareness Month and a good time to talk about how attendance is a portal to many other issues involving Baltimore City students, families and schools. Nearly 85% of our students qualify for free and reduced meals, which is an indicator for poverty; and we can’t discount the attendant barriers and burdens that accompany modern poverty in America.
Thirteen grants, totaling $337,500, aim to improve police accountability and increase racial justice and opportunity for Baltimore residents in the wake of the Baltimore Uprising.
As part of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore series “Talking About Race,” author and civil rights leader Rashad Robinson and journalist Stacey Patton will dissect the ways that television, newspaper and radio news can shape stories in ways that distort the reality of black lives—and reinforce negative stereotypes.
The Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program of Open Society Institute-Baltimore seeks proposals from organizations able to provide high quality post-release reentry and reintegration services to individuals who have been granted clemency by the President of the United States for federal drug-related sentences and will be returning to Maryland, beginning November 2015.