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Baltimore schools budget: Literacy coaches for high need schools, no layoffs

A year after a massive budget shortfall forced the Baltimore city school district to lay off 115 people — including the first classroom teachers to lose their jobs in a decade — this year’s $1.3 billion proposed budget does not call for layoffs.

In fact, the system is creating more than 50 positions, with most going toward the superintendent’s signature initiative that will provide literacy coaches and social support workers to select high-need schools.


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