The Baltimore Education Coalition (BEC) is a partnership of more than 20 schools, organizations and religious institutions united by a mission and vision for public education in Baltimore City. The coalition organizes and mobilizes the Baltimore community, including organizations, parents, teachers, and students, and advocates for effective education reform policies and practices.

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2018 Legislative Wins & Developments

During the 2018 session in Annapolis, BEC focused on securing more funding for repairing city school facilities and laying the groundwork for a new and improved state education funding formula. Here’s a summary:
1.  School Construction and Repair
2.  Additional Casino “Lock Box” Funding
  • In November, voters can vote in favor of the $500+ million collected from casinos to be added on top of current education funding levels (Passed SB1122)
3.  No Losses in State Education Funding From TIF Properties (Passed HB693)
4.  Other Education Laws & Budget Items Passed
  • Discipline & School Climate
  • School Safety Matters
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IMPORTANT NEWS

Baltimore City Public Schools is revisiting the fair student funding and considering whether some updates may benefit students and schools.

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JOIN THE COALITION

Are you interested in working with our coalition? City students need you to ensure that schools have the teachers, paraprofessionals, resources, and programs needed for an excellent education. JOIN US!