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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

  • Federal lawsuit filed on behalf of transgender Maryland boy

    Federal lawsuit filed on behalf of transgender Maryland boy

    A federal lawsuit was filed Tuesday against an Eastern Shore school system on behalf of a 14-year-old transgender boy who wants to use the locker rooms consistent with his gender identity. FreeState Justice has filed a federal lawsuit against Talbot County, saying that it is violating Title lX,...

  • Testing questions left to local school boards

    Testing questions left to local school boards

    The push for less testing in Maryland public schools is going local. Parents and teachers who want children to spend more time on lessons and less on taking tests will have to make their case to their local school boards, a state commission on testing says. The commission, assigned by the General...

  • Mobile makerspace built to train city youth

    Mobile makerspace built to train city youth

    Open Works will debut a mobile makerspace to help city school children learn how to design and fabricate things on Tuesday at its headquarters on Greenmount Avenue in Baltimore. Open Works is a fabrication facility in Station North designed to provide access for working in wood, metal and fabrics...

  • Thousands of Maryland high school seniors must do remedial work to prepare them for college

    Thousands of Maryland high school seniors must do remedial work to prepare them for college

    Thousands of high school seniors across Maryland will be required this fall to do remedial work in math and English — even if they've passed those classes their entire student career — because they are not considered ready for college. Suburban school systems in the Baltimore region project that...

  • Student rapper to teachers: I am not stupid

    Student rapper to teachers: I am not stupid

    Marquis Perry had a 1.1 GPA at Franklin High School and felt his teachers didn't understand his gifts. "I felt growing up that my teachers were looking at me as an average student. And I hated it," Perry, 17, said. "I was a loner in class because I wasn’t gettin' it." Outside of class the Reisterstown...

  • Montgomery County gets more for each poor child than Baltimore

    Montgomery County gets more for each poor child than Baltimore

    The Baltimore school system serves children who come from neighborhoods with some of the state's highest concentrations of poverty, so logic might dictate that it would get more federal funding for each child from a low-income home in the city. But it doesn't. That distinction goes to Montgomery...

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