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Budget Cuts for Schools; More Than Just a School; Jen Grow's Short Stories

Just how deep are the cuts to the Baltimore City public schools’ budget, and what is their likely impact on students and teachers? We talked with educator Will McKenna and BebeVerdery, Director of the Education Reform Project of the ACLU of Maryland.

About one-fourth of the city’s public-school pupils attend a “community school,” where a coordinator figures out what supports students and families need and how to get it to them. We asked a school coordinator and a Family League director how it works.

Tom Hall spoke with Baltimore author Jen Grow about her new collection of short stories and the lost characters who inhabit it: My Life As a Mermaid and Other Stories.