Baltimore City Public Schools released the 21st Century Buildings for Our Kids report detailing the plan to rebuild or substantially renovate all city school buildings in 10 years (click here to download the full report).  This Plan-- the most comprehensive plan for Baltimore Public Schools in the last 40 years-- was the culmination of detailed data facilities conditions gathered for the Jacob's Report, community input from summer community forums, and demographics data provided by Baltimore City.  It proposes to renovate over 100 school buildings and close 26 of the most run-down.
At the press conference held on Tuesday, City Schools CEO, Dr. Alonso was joined by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Delegate Curt Anderson, and other city leaders to announce the comprehensive plan and proclaim getting State approval for an alternative financing mechanism their top legislative priority for the upcoming General Assembly.  Education advocates were also in attendance showing support for the Transform Baltimore campaign with speakers from the Baltimore Education Coalition and BUILD addressing the gathering in support of the overall vision of modern schools for all Baltimore City children. (read more about the press conference in this Baltimore Sun article)