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Baltimore City Public Schools and the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) will offer an academic enrichment and performance program this summer for 180 elementary school students with high academic potential in west and southeast Baltimore. City Schools was awarded a $400,000 Learning in Extended Academic Program (LEAP) grant from the Maryland State Department of Education that will expand and strengthen the long-time partnership between the district and CTY, which has 40 years of experience providing out-of-school learning to bright students....Read more.

Sofia Park, holding a sign that says: Sofia Park, a French teacher at The Park School in Baltimore, is the winner of this year’s Friedel and Otto Eberspacher Award for Excellence in the Teaching of a Modern Western European Language from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Presented each year to an educator who inspires students to understand the world’s people and cultures, the award was established in 1989 by Lieselotte E. Kurth of Johns Hopkins University’s German Department. It includes a $1,500 prize. 

Students in grades 7-12 who participate in CTY’s humanities and writing Summer Programs courses can nominate a teacher from their home school for the award. Maya Newman-Toker nominated Park after participating in CTY’s Existentialism course last summer....Read more.

CTY honored eight teachers from around the country last month for their excellence in teaching students with advanced academic abilities.

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Members of the CTY Scholars Class of 2019 are headed to some of the world’s most elite universities—including JHU—this fall.
The Johns Hopkins CTY Scholars Class of 2019 is made up of 35 high school seniors from around the country. Many of them come from single-parent families, or unsafe neighborhoods, or work part-time jobs to help their families make ends meet. Their average household income is $36,000.

These same students are also top-ranked in their high school classes. This spring, as colleges release their acceptance decisions, they are learning that their hard work will lead them to some of the most selective universities in the world. Five CTY Scholars have been accepted to Johns Hopkins University, while others are headed to Columbia, NYU, Princeton, and Yale this fall....Read more.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is saddened to mark the passing of Harold Levy, former executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Levy, who died last month, was a lawyer and former New York City Schools chancellor. He led the foundation, which awards thousands of scholarships to low-income students, from 2014 until earlier this year....Read more.