Since 2008, Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) has brought together local and national experts, through the Leading Minds symposium, with the purpose of engaging in a discussion of current issues affecting Baltimore City students, in order to influence policy and improve K-12 education.

Leading Minds attempts to challenge conventional wisdom through hard conversations that consider the complexity of education policy and prioritize lasting solutions over quick fixes. 

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2024 Leading Minds Symposium

Friday, January 26th

2023 Leading Minds Panel Discussion:

Violence Prevention and The Role of The School

Monday, January 23rd – Morgan State University

People lost their lives to violence in Baltimore City in 2021

Victims of homicide, as of December 5, 2022

Over the past five years, one in eight shooting victims taken to Baltimore-area hospitals is a child between 10 and 19 years old. Violence is a daily reality for many students living in Baltimore.

Schools cannot ignore the issue or the effect of trauma on learning.

Join us as we explore the impact of violence on our students and what actions schools can take to reduce and prevent violence with:

Shantay Jackson

Shantay Jackson

Director at Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement

Errika Bridgeford

Erricka Bridgeford

Co-Founder, Baltimore Peace Movement (formerly Baltimore Ceasefire 365) and Executive Director, Baltimore Community Mediation Center

Dr. Edwards

Dr. Lorece Edwards

Professor, School of Community Health & Policy at Morgan State University

Anthony Patterson

Anthony Patterson

Director of Equity and Anti-racism at City Springs Elementary / Middle School

Jayne Miller

Jayne Miller, a long-time investigative reporter for WBAL-TV, will moderate the discussion.


The program took place on Monday, January 23rd at Morgan State University. 

To watch this compelling and important conversation in its entirety, please click the link below.

About the Baltimore Curriculum Project

Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) is the largest operator of local neighborhood, public charter schools in Maryland. We create safe, supportive learning environments for children PK-8 by providing innovative, research-based educational strategies, intensive teacher training and extensive support for administration and staff. We support our local neighborhood needs by tailoring our resources and support through community partnerships.

As one of the longest-running charter operators in Maryland, our schools are regularly recognized as some of the most highly acclaimed neighborhood charter schools in the state. 

Pimlico Elementary / Middle School

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