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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

  • State to delay testing graduation requirement
    State to delay testing graduation requirement

    Bowing to concerns from educators across the state, the Maryland school board voted unanimously this week to delay requiring students to pass new end-of-year tests in high school English and Algebra I in order to graduate.

  • About 3 percent of teachers in Md. rated ineffective
    About 3 percent of teachers in Md. rated ineffective

    The number of Maryland public school teachers who were rated ineffective in the classroom last year tripled to more than 1,200 out of a workforce of 43,800, according to statistics released Tuesday by the state Department of Education.

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