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.
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:
Director at Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement
Co-Founder, Baltimore Peace Movement (formerly Baltimore Ceasefire 365) and Executive Director, Baltimore Community Mediation Center
Dr. Lorece Edwards
Professor, School of Community Health & Policy at Morgan State University
Director of Equity and Anti-racism at City Springs Elementary / Middle School
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.