'Jersey Boys," fun in Fells Point, street art in Little Italy and lots of free stuff -- this week in Baltimore arts
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Liz Bowie

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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

  • Report says Maryland doesn't focus enough attention on high achievers

    Report says Maryland doesn't focus enough attention on high achievers

    Maryland's school accountability system forces schools to focus on its lowest performing students while the high achievers are largely ignored, according to a report by a Washington think tank. The report, released recently by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute says that under No Child Left Behind,...

  • Attorney general questions Hogan's authority on Labor Day schools order

    Attorney general questions Hogan's authority on Labor Day schools order

    Maryland's attorney general believes Gov. Larry Hogan may have exceeded his authority when he issued an executive order this month requiring all public schools to start after Labor Day and finish by June 15. Several lawmakers had asked the attorney general's office for a ruling after Hogan made...

  • Baltimore County offers reading workshops for parents

    Baltimore County offers reading workshops for parents

    The Baltimore County public school system is offering parents of pre-kindergarten children free, 90-minute workshops designed to help them teach their children to read and write. The Parent University workshops will be held on Sept. 21 at the Woodlawn branch of the Baltimore County Public Library...

  • Baltimore County wants to speed up installation of air conditioning in schools

    Baltimore County wants to speed up installation of air conditioning in schools

    A state school construction panel is expected to decide Thursday whether to grant Baltimore County a waiver that would allow it to speed installation of central air conditioning in 12 schools by the start of next school year. Without the waiver, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's plan to...

  • Heat-related schools closures continue in city and county

    Heat-related schools closures continue in city and county

    As schools in Baltimore City and County close for a second day in a row because of hot weather, concerns that students are missing important class time and athletic and after-school events are growing. But school systems are not changing their policies for closing schools during times of intense...

  • Baltimore county student named one of five National Student Poets

    Baltimore county student named one of five National Student Poets

    His first poem, written in second grade during a particularly uneventful keyboarding class, was about the raindrops just outside the window. The poem was prized by his teacher and immediately pinned with a red thumbtack to the bulletin board for all to see. At that moment, Joey Reisberg decided...

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