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File #: 21-0035R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - “Passing Through” Baltimore City Public School Students
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 3/22/2021 In control: Education Workforce and Youth
On agenda: Final action:
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Title: Informational Hearing - “Passing Through” Baltimore City Public School Students For the purpose of urging the Baltimore City Public School System’s CEO to explain to the City Council why students are being promoted or “passed through” to higher grade levels when the students are academically unprepared to move beyond their current grade level.
Sponsors: Robert Stokes, Sr., John T. Bullock, Odette Ramos, Phylicia Porter, Sharon Green Middleton, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer
Indexes: Baltimore City Public School System, Informational Hearing, Pass, Students
Attachments: 1. Testimony #1, 2. 21-0035R~1st Reader, 3. Final Synopsis 21-0035R, 4. XX PowerPoint Presentation - Handout 4 8 21 meeting BCPSS 21-0035R, 5. XXA Hearing Notes 21-0035R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Stokes


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - “Passing Through” Baltimore City Public School Students
For the purpose of urging the Baltimore City Public School System’s CEO to explain to the City Council why students are being promoted or “passed through” to higher grade levels when the students are academically unprepared to move beyond their current grade level.
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Recitals

Whereas, At Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts, a student passed only 3 classes in 4 years but is almost in the top half of his class;

Whereas, Even though the student failed the majority of his classes every year and, in his first three years at the school, was late or absent for 272 days, the student was repeatedly promoted to the next grade level, and was on track to graduate this June;

Whereas, Nearly half of the seniors at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts have a GPA that is lower than .13;

Whereas, Augusta Fells is failing students by merely promoting them to the next grade level rather than ensuring that the students are academically prepared for more advanced work;

Whereas, Promotion or the “passing through” of students who are not prepared for the next grade level is likely a problem in other Baltimore City Public Schools as well;.

Whereas, The CEO of the Baltimore City Public School System must explain why Baltimore City Public Schools have p...

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