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Partnerships with school districts, state agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, community agencies and other Johns Hopkins units are an important part of the work of the School of Education. Whether it's placing teaching students in schools where they will acquire valuable classroom experience, working with districts on ways to enhance teacher knowledge in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics), providing school counseling support for inner-city youth who need support in school or working with other research entities to develop innovative new curriculum, partnerships are an important part of the learning process and the school’s contribution to the communities it serves.

The School of Education has recently committed to expanding these efforts by taking on new initiatives involving the management and oversight of several programs that contribute to our mission. In 2012, the School of Education began operating the East Baltimore Community School, which serves 300 K-8 students. In the fall of 2013, the school opened a $40 million campus and early childhood center, which the School of Education also operates. The school was named the Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School after the first African American to become an assistant superintendent of Baltimore City schools. The early childhood program is called the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center. 

School of Education partnerships

Henderson-Hopkins School

Formally the East Baltimore Community School, Henderson-Hopkins opened in January 2014. This facility features a unique state-of-the-art approach to serving children from birth through eighth grade. The seven-acre Henderson-Hopkins campus combines the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center and the Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School in one conjoined facility, with shared family resource, health, auditorium and gymnasium spaces.  

Teaching and Learning Partnerships

Teach for America (TFA) – in the past decade more than 1,100 TFA teachers have earned their master's degree at the School of Education. TFA teachers are placed in over 100 city schools.

Urban Teachers – The School of Education’s collaboration with Urban Teachers offers a Master's of Science in Education, with a concentration in educational studies, and prepares new teachers to succeed in urban schools. The degree offers new teachers training in both general and special education, equipping them to meet the needs of all learners. Content program paths include elementary education; secondary language arts; and secondary mathematics. 

STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) – Supported by a $7.4 million National Science Foundation grant, SABES offers a unique approach to teaching STEM education that engages teachers, students and surrounding communities. Schools include Margaret Brent; Arlington; Martin Luther King; Langston Hughes; and both Highlandtown elementary  schools.

Brain-Targeted Teaching (BTT) – Designed Interim Dean Mariale Hardiman, BTT is a teaching framework that is informed by research from the learning sciences. More than 100 teachers in Baltimore City Schools have received intensive training in the model (30 hours) through professional development and JHU graduate courses.

Talent Development Secondary (TDS) – A program adopted by two city schools – Augusta Fells Savage and Talent Development High School, TDS is a comprehensive evidence-based reform model aimed at turning around poorly performing middle and high schools.

Professional Development Schools (PDS) – A strong tool to support student learning, the three professional development schools in the city -- two in Anne Arundel County and four in Howard County -- are active learning environments that are supported by the School of Education and have a four-fold mission: preparing new teachers, faculty development, enhancing student achievement and improving the practice of teaching. (* See list below)

Baltimore Fellows – Open to recent graduates of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education supports five students working on their master’s degree and interested in urban school reform. Student internships are completed in low-performing city schools.

Center for Technology in Education (CTE) -  In partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education, CTE has designed, developed and provided professional development training on several database and decision-making applications. Baltimore City uses several of these applications, most notably the Maryland Online Individualized Education Program (IEP) application.

Maryland Teaching Consortium Grant – With this Maryland State Department of Education grant, the School of Education provides professional development to faculty in high-poverty schools in order to improve student achievement.

Early Learning Partnership – With support from an i3 grant, the Center for Social Organization of Schools provides web-based training for early-childhood teachers in evidenced-based training in order to foster language and literacy-skills development.

National Network of Partnership Schools – This includes three Baltimore City schools in its network, which provides information/professional development for forming school, family and community partnerships.

Stocks in the Future (SIF) – Housed within the Center for Social Organization of Schools, SIF is a supplementary curriculum that teaches students about financial management and offers students shares of stock in return for good attendance and academic achievement. The program has been adopted in 13 schools in Baltimore City.

Counseling and Human Development

School Counseling Fellows - Focusing on urban school reform, the School of Education places master's students in Baltimore City Schools every spring in internships that involve creating systemic counseling interventions based on data targeted to a specific need, such as poor grades or low attendance.

Community Partners

Paul Robeson Academic International School of Excellence (PRAISE) - Based in the Education Building, PRAISE helps African-American males in Baltimore become competitive applicants to four-year colleges and universities. The School of Education provides counseling and tutoring to support students in reaching their academic and personal goals.

PreK at Play – A leading supporter of this Baltimore City Schools initiative, the School of Education coordinates efforts among the schools of Nursing, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Peabody at Johns Hopkins University to offer a unique learning experience to four-year-old childrfen from high-poverty schools.

Urban Health Institute – Concentrating on East Baltimore, the School of Education is actively involved in this joint effort bringing together the resources of Johns Hopkins with the City of Baltimore to improve the community’s health and well-being, with the goal of forging university-community partnerships in health care, education and community planning. A School of Education faculty member serves on advisory board.

Dunbar-Hopkins Health Initiative – Working with Dunbar High School faculty and staff, the School of Education provides academic and counseling support to students in order to increase college and career readiness for the health professions. A School of Education faculty member is co-chair of the institute.

*Professional Development Schools - Baltimore City: Patterson Park Public Charter, Henderson Hopkins K-8 and Dunbar High School 9-12. Anne Arundel County: Four Season Elementary and Severn Elementary. Howard County: Bonnie Branch Middle, Howard High, Oakland Branch middle and high schools.