Amid an outpouring of frustration about the amount of public school testing, education leaders in Maryland and 10 other states decided this week to cut back on the reading and math tests introduced only three months ago.
Less than half of Maryland's kindergartners are ready to tackle the Common Core curriculum that's being rolled out in schools, state officials reported Tuesday.
Baltimore County school officials will strengthen arts programs at three high schools but phase out magnet programs at three elementary schools as part of a reorganization of magnet offerings over the next five to seven years.
Baltimore County Superintendent Dallas Dance is expected to announce changes to the county's magnet programs at the school board meeting Tuesday night.
Baltimore County Public Schools has announced that Middlesex Elementary School on Bennett Road in Essex will close early at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Washington College on Wednesday named a former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to be the college's 28th president.
The decision of Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby to file charges of murder and false imprisonment against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray was both bold and novel, according to legal analysts — but some said they will be challenging to prove in court.
Baltimore schools will resume classes Wednesday after riots in the city that began with high school students confronting police officers.