ABI Blog: Part & Parcel

Part & Parcel: A blog about education in Baltimore and beyond, by Will McKenna, Executive Director of Afya Baltimore Inc. (ABI). ABI operates three Baltimore City public charter schools educating more than 1500 students. @abi_schools

Part & Parcel

February 22, 2017

As I introduced this blog in early February, my inspiration was the Friday Letter each of our school principals write every week to families. I intended to follow suit and ...

Rally or Roll Over

February 16, 2017

On January 14, 2004, Baltimore Sun reporters Liz Bowie and Tanika White wrote the following: “Baltimore school officials are threatening to lay off 1,200 more employees...

To understand why things are so bad financially for our schools now—and they are very bad—2010 is the place to look. At the time, everything was, as my kids say, awe...

Cray-Cray

February 10, 2017

In the last few weeks, in education news, this: Jason Botel, an advocate with local ties, surprised everyone and took a job as senior advisor in the White House; Betsy Devos was...

Each week our school leaders write home to families in what we have come to call our Friday Letters. This correspondence gives our principals the chance to communicate directly ...