Campaign Launch Press Release

Thursday, August 18, 2011

BALTIMORE, MD ‐ Community leaders, including members from the Baltimore Education Coalition, will gather at Booker T. Washington Middle School for the Arts to launch a new campaign called, Transform Baltimore: Build Schools. Build Neighborhoods. This campaign calls upon elected officials and decision makers at the local and state level to adopt and act upon a funding plan to renovate and modernize all public school buildings in Baltimore City within 8 years. The campaign notes that excellent city school buildings are critical to education reform and neighborhood revitalization. A full‐scale modernization of city schools is estimated to cost $2.8 billion.