Baltimore Education Experts Gather at Morgan State to Share Classroom Violence Prevention Strategies

The reality for many Baltimore City students is to experience violence, which often leads to PTSD and students struggling academically, according to a panel of education experts at Morgan State University on Monday. Experts said it’s important for educators to step in and shared some best practices during a recent event.

As part of its annual Leading Minds Symposium, The Baltimore Curriculum Project, a non-profit that researches education strategies, hosted a panel of experts on Monday afternoon to discuss how educators and school systems must acknowledge how trauma affects learning.

In the last five years, 208 children died in Baltimore City, according to the city’s 2021 Child Fatality Report. Many of those deaths were children who died as the result of gun violence, according to the report.