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In an op-ed for the Baltimore Sun published on April 15, 2015, CTY Executive Director Elaine Tuttle Hansen takes issue with the Baltimore City Public School’s proposal to eliminate the Advanced Placement Summer Academy, the only free summer enrichment program for academically advanced Baltimore public school students. Full text below.

The cost of cutting the AP Summer Academy

By Elaine Tuttle Hansen

The Baltimore City school system's proposal to eliminate the Advanced Placement Summer Academy, the city's only summer enrichment program for academically advanced students, will reportedly trim $99,000 from the budget as part of an overhaul of the school system's summer programs, which aims to save a total of $2.5 million....Click here to read more.

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY), Baltimore, Md., and The Nueva School, Hillsborough and San Mateo, Calif., announce that CTY will hold its acclaimed Summer Programs for advanced learners on The Nueva School’s San Mateo / Bay Meadow campus in summer, 2015.
 
CTY’s Summer Programs, for students completing grades 2-6, will be held in two three week academic sessions, from June 28 to July 17, and July 19 to August 7. ...Click here to read more.

BALTIMORE, January 21, 2015One researcher wants to develop a software tool that could help physicians pinpoint which drugs work best to treat patients with lung cancer. Another will address global warming by exploring a new, more economical way to grow algae. And a third hopes to create a human-powered portable refrigerator to transport vaccines to remote areas.

These studies may seem like the work of top university research scientists. In fact, the projects belong to aspiring middle and high school researchers who have been named recipients of the CTY Cogito Research Awards by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)....Click here to read more.

Our 2015 Summer Programs Catalogs are now live! Check out what courses are available and apply online today!

Questioning recent claims about academic talent and grit, CTY leader Elaine Hansen shared lessons learned from our smart teachers and students in an op-ed for The Baltimore Sun, published October 17, 2014. Full text is below:

Smart Is Not a Dirty Word

By Elaine Tuttle Hansen

As the school year hits its stride, many parents and teachers of K-12 students feel overburdened with all-too-familiar concerns about failing schools, common core standards and teaching to the test. Now experts are adding one more thing to worry about: grit. ...Click here to read more.

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