Baltimore Curriculum Project Charter Schools Make History!
Wolfe Street Academy in Baltimore, Maryland just received an unprecedented 8 year extension on their charter, and Govans Elementary was awarded a 5 year extension. Typically, schools receive 3 year extensions. Both of these successful schools are run by the Baltimore Curriculum Project, and feature Direct Instruction as their core curriculum.
Wolfe Street Academy serves mostly Hispanic and immigrant children and has had the same principal for 15 years. Baltimore City Schools chief Sonja Santelises said Wolfe Street has "embraced the power" that a high-functioning school can "play in the revitalization" of an area of the city. Principal Mark Gaither comments on the extension, "I am thrilled. It provides such a sense of stability for the families, the staff and the community to know that the school will be around for eight more years."
NIFDI sends congratulations to the staff and students of both schools. We are proud to continue to partner with Govans Elementary and Wolfe Street Academy in their efforts to provide quality education to their students.