History

The Baltimore Curriculum Project – The City’s Leader in Education Reform

1996

1996

BCP founded by Dr. Muriel Berkeley and Robert C. Embry, Jr., President
of The Abell Foundation.

1996

1996

BCP pilots Direct Instruction curriculum at six elementary schools: Arundel Robert Coleman, General Wolfe, Roland Park, Hampstead Hill and City Springs.

1998

Baltimore City Public Schools institutionalizes Direct Instruction as an alternative curriculum for 18 schools.

1996

BCP develops K-8 Core Knowledge curriculum, which is still taught nationwide.

1996

City Springs Elementary becomes a BCP school under Baltimore City Public Schools’ New Schools Initiative.

2002

Hamsptead Hill Elementary and Collington Square Elementary become BCP schools under Baltimore City Public Schools’ New Schools Initiative.

2005

BCP converts City Springs and Hampstead Hill into BCP neighborhood charter schools.

2006

BCP pilots Restorative Practices at City Springs and Hampstead Hill with support from OSI-Baltimore and the Goldsmith Family Foundation.

2007

BCP converts Wolfe Street Elementary into a BCP neighborhood charter school.

2007

BCP implements NWEA’s online Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) to assess student growth in reading and mathematics.

2008

BCP founds Leading Minds education forum series.

2014

BCP pilots Core Knowledge Read-Alouds at City Springs, Hampstead Hill and Wolfe Street.

2015

BCP converts Govans Elementary into a BCP neighborhood charter school.

2016

Baltimore City Public Schools approves NWEA’s MAP assessment as alternative to PARCC assessment for charter renewal process.

2017

Baltimore City School Board and Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Santelises pledge to make City Schools a Restorative district.

2017

BCP converts Frederick Elementary into a BCP neighborhood charter school.

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It has been an exciting few weeks for City Springs Elementary / Middle full of awards, honors and activitie. Please help City Springs continue to provide the programs and services that support outstanding students and teachers by donating at: www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/city-springs

City Springs Teachers Elena Gagnier Simmons and Dorothy Glewwe were two of the the top 10 semi-finalists for the 2018 Baltimore City Public Schools Teacher of the Year Award.

City Springs Elementary / Middle School student Tajma Burnside was selected to receive the The Baltimore City Youth Commission "We Are the Dream" Award. This award honors civically engaged youth under the age of 25 from Baltimore City, who emulate Dr. King's dream and passion for empowering and uplifting the community.

Principal Rhonda Richetta gave a presentation on Restorative Practices at the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts the Courts’ Tenth Annual Urban Child Symposium: Restorative Practices and the Urban Child: Rethinking School Discipline on April 4, 2018 the John and Frances Angelos Law Center. City Springs 5th grader, Cavoi, closed out the Symposium by leading attendees in a mindfulness breathing exercise.

The Maryland State Senate passed a resolution on April 5, 2018 to recognize City Springs Elementary/Middle School teacher Wyatt Oroke for his "dedication and commitment to education through empathy, critical thinking and social justice while fundraising for the victims of Hurricane Harvey."

City Springs Elementary / Middle Academic Coaches Stacey Hicks, Jenae Toulson, and Tiffany Key provided their second training for Hopkins students who volunteer at City Springs at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School on April 6, 2016. They trained students in reading intervention strategies (Step Up and Duet Reading; gave an overview of Direct Instruction (DI); showed a video on how students learn to read using the DI curriculum; and provided a synopsis of Singapore math.

EduLab@LightCity kicked off on April 18th with Atman Smith and Ali Smith of the Holistic Life Foundation, Inc. in conversation with Rhonda Richetta, Principal of City Springs Elementary/Middle School, moderated by Karen Webber of Open Society Institute-Baltimore.
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Another Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? has come and gone. The teams tied, allowing the adults to leave with their dignity intact. Thank you to Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Santelis, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, WYPR's Tom Hall, BCP Founder Muriel Van Dusen Berkeley and Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP Partner Stuart Simms for competing! Thank you to our sponsors: McGraw-Hill Education, Venable LLP, Brown Advisory, WYPR, Chesapeake Employers Insurance, Congressional Bank, Coppermine Fieldhouse, Executive Insurance Benefits, EY, Gerry's Tire and Automotive Service, Jmore, Summit Business Technologies, T. Rowe Price, Pompeian, MDmojo, MECU of Baltimore, Leonard Paper Company, and The Children's Bookstore. ... See MoreSee Less

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Remember when Mr. O appeared on the The Ellen Show? Help us prepare more Baltimore Curriculum Project teachers like Mr. O for the classroom by making a gift at: www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/newteachers?modified=1?modified=1

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Looking forward to seeing Muriel Berkeley compete in Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? tomorrow at 6:15pm at City Springs Elementary / Middle. There are still a few tickets left at bcp.givezooks.com/events/are-you-smarter-than-a-bcp-5th-grader-2018

Muriel Berkeley was the founding president of the Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) which operates five Baltimore City charter schools that serve every family in their zoned neighborhoods. She founded BCP in 1996 and retired from BCP in 2012.

Berkeley taught for most of her career: in elementary school classrooms in North Hanover Township, New Jersey and Baltimore City; in middle school classrooms in Baltimore City; and in undergraduate and graduate school classrooms at Goucher College, Towson University and George Washington University. Berkeley earned a BA in Social Relations at Radcliffe College, Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Social Relations at the Johns Hopkins University.

Currently, Berkeley serves on the Advisory Board of Open Society Institute-Baltimore, the Board of Trustees of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), and the Board of Trustees of the National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI).

Commissioner Berkeley was appointed to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners in 2015. She serves as a member of the Teaching & Learning Committee.
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Congratulations to City Springs Elementary / Middle School Teachers Elena Gagnier Simmons and Dorothy Glewwe on being two of the the top 10 semi-finalists for the 2018 Baltimore City Public Schools Teacher of the Year Award! ... See MoreSee Less

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BCP is proud to have been an educational partner for WE Day Baltimore. A number of BCP partners were educational partners for WE Day including Art with a Heart, Baltimore City Public Schools, Child First Authority, Living Classrooms Foundation, Middle Grades Partnership and Maryland State Department of Education. #WEDay ... See MoreSee Less

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And so ends an amazing #WEDay Baltimore. Thank you WEMovement for making BCP, City Springs Middle/Elementary School Frederick Elementary School Hampstead Hill Academy and Wolfe Street Academy a part of it! ... See MoreSee Less

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City Springs Elementary / Middle Teacher Wyatt Oroke speaks at #WEDay Baltimore WeMovement ... See MoreSee Less

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BCP is excited to be part of WE Day Baltimore! ... See MoreSee Less

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Panel on what charter sector needs with Amanda Fenton @QualityCharters Paul O’Neill @NCSECS Christy Wolfe… t.co/kRkkEpuOBB

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“If you fill your classroom with love today, you’re going to fill the world with love tomorrow.” — Mr. O on the… t.co/uUsqm1hg4V

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