Johns Hopkins researchers pinpoint significant gap between Baltimore City Public School buildings and those in rest of state
New data on the condition of Maryland school buildings shows a startling gap between Baltimore City and the rest of the state, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Public health, education and medical experts at Hopkins released the findings Tuesday of their study comparing the condition of Baltimore City Public School facilities with those in other counties using data provided in spring 2022 by the Interagency Commission on School Construction. The city school system had about 77,000 students enrolled last year. The commission, an independent board whose nine members are appointed by the governor, lawmakers and other state officials, collected data on the condition of K-12 school facilities across the state during the 2020-21 school year, a time when the COVID-19 pandemic moved instruction online for many students.