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

  • Former Howard superintendent Renee Foose hired by Maryland education department

    Former Howard superintendent Renee Foose hired by Maryland education department

    Renee Foose, who resigned in May as Howard County’s school superintendent after months of publicly feuding with members of a politically divided school board, was hired Tuesday by the Maryland State Department of Education. Foose’s new job as an assistant superintendent for assessment, accountability...

  • Hogan refuses to sign off on Maryland education plan

    Hogan refuses to sign off on Maryland education plan

    Gov. Larry Hogan is refusing to endorse the Maryland school board’s plan for helping low-performing schools, saying state board members were hamstrung by a new law limiting what the plan can include. The General Assembly passed legislation this year that limits ways the state can try to reform...

  • Baltimore area school superintendents call on governor to protect undocumented students

    Baltimore area school superintendents call on governor to protect undocumented students

    A coalition of Maryland superintendents representing large school districts is asking Gov. Larry Hogan and other elected leaders to protect the rights of undocumented students and their families. In a letter to Hogan and legislators, the leaders of five of the largest school systems in the state...

  • Hopkins, Maryland, UMBC ranked among top colleges by U.S. News and World Report

    Hopkins, Maryland, UMBC ranked among top colleges by U.S. News and World Report

    The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, College Park were ranked among the top tier in the U.S. News and World Report annual rankings of colleges and universities released Tuesday. Johns Hopkins was ranked 11th and College Park was ranked 61 in the category of Best National...

  • Former Baltimorean pleads guilty to terrorism charges

    Former Baltimorean pleads guilty to terrorism charges

    A Baltimore-raised man who authorities say traveled to Somalia and became a fighter for an extremist group pleaded guilty Friday to federal terrorism charges in New York. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Maalik Jones trained with and supported al-Shabab, an ultra-conservative Islamic militant group....

  • Baltimore County man charged with murder in roommate's strangling

    Baltimore County man charged with murder in roommate's strangling

    A Baltimore County man was charged with first-degree murder and assault for allegedly strangling his roommate with electrical cords on Thursday evening, according to Baltimore County police. When police arrived, they found Calvin Fernanda Phair, 47, performing CPR on the victim, Elijah McKeith...

  • Baltimore community college president to step down next summer

    Baltimore community college president to step down next summer

    Baltimore City Community College President and CEO Gordon F. May plans to retire next summer after four years leading the institution, the college announced Friday. “It has been the opportunity of my lifetime to serve the citizens of Baltimore City and our state in restoring the promise of community...

  • Maryland Teacher of the Year finalists announced

    Maryland Teacher of the Year finalists announced

    Seven Baltimore area teachers have been named finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year. The finalists come from schools in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Harford, Howard and Carroll counties, and elsewhere around the state. The finalists are: Joshua Carroll of Anne Arundel, Justin Holbrook of...

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