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The Baltimore Sun

Liz Bowie

Writer

Liz Bowie writes about state and local education issues for the Baltimore Sun. Since joining The Sun in 1986, she has covered environment, business and state government, but for the past 15 years she has focused on education. She grew up in Baltimore and her mother was a reporter and editor for The Evening Sun. Her husband, Dan Fesperman, is a former Sun foreign correspondent turned fiction author. She is a former Spencer Fellow in Education Reporting at Columbia University.

Recent Articles

  • Harford schools' ban on trips to city lifted

    Harford schools' ban on trips to city lifted

    Harford County school officials lifted their ban Monday on field trips and other travel to Baltimore. The decision came after Harford County Executive Barry Glassman urged the school system to reconsider the ban, and Baltimore elected officials criticized the county's schools for denying children...

  • Harford County suspends school trips to Baltimore, citing safety concerns

    Harford County suspends school trips to Baltimore, citing safety concerns

    Harford County's school sytem has banned field trips to Baltimore indefinitely, citing safety concerns following the unrest over the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent trials of police officers charged in his death. City leaders called the decision misguided and ill-informed, saying it denies...

  • Baltimore County school superintendent gets another contract

    Baltimore County school superintendent gets another contract

    With no discussion or comment, a divided Baltimore County school board decided Tuesday to reappoint its superintendent, Dallas Dance, to a second four-year term. By a vote of 10-2, the school board backed a leader known as a change agent who has gained both strong support and strong criticism during...

  • Baltimore County vote on superintendent's contract renewal expected Tuesday

    Baltimore County vote on superintendent's contract renewal expected Tuesday

    Baltimore County's school board is expected to vote Tuesday on whether its ambitious young superintendent should get another contract to continue the wide-ranging and sometimes bitterly fought changes he has instituted in the past several years. If Dallas Dance gets the votes from a divided board...

  • Baltimore County school board member says she is being stonewalled; district says it's trying to meet demands

    Baltimore County school board member says she is being stonewalled; district says it's trying to meet demands

    Soon after her appointment to the Baltimore County school board, Ann Miller wanted to know how students and teachers were performing. She also wanted to know more about the district's finances and contracts it has signed with the superintendent and vendors. So she asked the school system for the...

  • Hogan ends 'State of Emergency' after record snowfall

    Hogan ends 'State of Emergency' after record snowfall

    Gov. Larry Hogan rescinded Friday the "State of Emergency" in Maryland that was enacted Jan. 22 in response to severe winter weather. "The entire state of Maryland was impacted by the most significant and widespread storm our state has ever experienced, but together — thanks to the efforts of so...

  • In school, snow days aren't free days

    In school, snow days aren't free days

    As nearly every public school student and parent knows by now, snow days aren't really free days. They must be paid back in the classroom in June, just when everyone is ready to be finished with books and spending time anywhere but behind a desk. So the four or five days many students just spent...

  • Schools to remain closed, dozens still not cleared of snow

    Schools to remain closed, dozens still not cleared of snow

    Baltimore City and Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Harford, Howard and Carroll county schools will be closed again Wednesday. Officials said they are experiencing multiple problems getting students back to school. Baltimore City Schools chief operating officer Keith Scroggins said there are 40 schools...

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