One Public Charter School in West Baltimore is Trying to Change the Culture

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

As the Washington Examiner reported, one school is trying to change the education environment in poor, western Baltimore:

…the Green Street Academy, a public charter school that opened its doors to a new building this month. The school is using its independence and flexibility as a charter school to meet students’ unique needs, with an interesting focus: environmental sustainability. Green Street says its curriculum is “sustainability-infused” and “workforce-oriented.”

The school moved to be closer to its students in west Baltimore, not afraid of the challenges that come with educating students from challenging backgrounds. For every 100 students in the school, 96 are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. For a family of three, that implies an income of less than $37,000 a year. Nearly every student at the school comes from a family in those circumstances.