• What's New

    At Last, School Funding to be Tied to Need

    At last, Baltimore City Public Schools will begin funding schools by prioritizing the need of students over "performance", a standard that has always relied too heavily on standardized test scores. Under this new need-based funding scheme, education dollars will be spent where they are needed most, rather than where test scores are highest. 

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  • Dr. Bruno in the Baltimore Sun: It's Time Opioid Makers Pay

    This week, I published a piece in the Baltimore Sun that addresses our city and our nation's drug crisis. What's clear is that opioid makers and distributors created this crisis and they need to pay to clean up their own mess. With money from settlements and court awards, we then need to implement a plan to treat, heal, and prevent opioid dependency. We have such a plan. From the article: 

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  • Community members react to Baltimore's frozen schools

    Tonight's BCPS Board Meeting saw a massive turnout by concerned parents and community members from across Baltimore. Citizens shared their stories through testimony to the Board, speaking to the decrepit and unacceptable conditions of our city's schools.

    Outside the meeting, Team Bruno had the chance to speak with one of the event's promoters, PTO member and community activist, Joseph Kane.

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  • Doing better for Baltimore's children

    This evening, Baltimore came together to declare that no child in our city should be forced to attend school in the winter with no heat. As a father of two children in Baltimore City Public Schools, I am personally invested in making sure all of our children have a safe and warm place to go to school.

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  • Bring Baltimore's children out of the cold

    As arctic winds chill the East Coast and something meteorologists are calling a “bomb cyclone” threatens Baltimore with even more treacherous winter weather, students are shivering in public schools with broken or insufficient heating. Despite single-digit temperatures and accounts of students huddling at their desks in cocoons of coats and multiple blankets, only a handful of city schools were closed today.

    Nearly eight hours ago now, the Baltimore Teachers Union urged the city to close all schools until officials could “get a handle on heating problems”, according to the Sun. That was 1:30PM. Since then, no reply from the city has been reported, and as of this writing, schools are slated to be opened tomorrow morning.

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