July 6, 2009

CSOS grant to support work with Baltimore high schoolers

Johns Hopkins’ Center for Social Organization of Schools was recently awarded a $286,816 grant from AT&T to support the Baltimore Talent Development High School.

“The AT&T Aspire Grant is allowing Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore Talent Development High School to develop, implement and refine our Attendance, Behavior and Course Performance Team. This team works intensely with the students who need additional support to attend school every day, work hard and succeed in their courses,” said Robert Balfanz, research scientist at CSOS and co-operator of BTDHS. “These are the students who, absent effective intervention, have the greatest odds of dropping out. This grant will enable Johns Hopkins and BTDHS to make good on their promise to do what it takes to ensure that every student graduates prepared for college, career and civic life.”