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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

  • Maryland state school board sets Labor Day waiver guidelines

    Maryland state school board sets Labor Day waiver guidelines

    The Maryland state school board has set guidelines for granting waivers to Gov. Larry Hogan's post-Labor Day start mandate. Following Hogan's second executive order, the state board said it will give waivers only to schools or school systems that meet one of two criteria. An individual school can...

  • Less than half of Maryland kindergartners ready for school

    Less than half of Maryland kindergartners ready for school

    Only 43 percent of Maryland's youngest students were ready for kindergarten when they entered school this August, according to state test results. The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, given this past year to a sample of children in most school districts, showed that 51 percent of Carroll County...

  • Hogan critic elected vice president of state school board

    Hogan critic elected vice president of state school board

    Chester Finn, an education policy analyst who has been highly critical of Gov. Larry Hogan, was elected vice-president of the Maryland State Board of Education Monday. Finn, former president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a conservative education policy think tank, is replacing James Gates,...

  • 6 elementary schools named Maryland blue ribbon schools

    6 elementary schools named Maryland blue ribbon schools

    Six elementary schools were named Maryland blue ribbon schools, a designation given only to those highest performing schools or those that have made significant improvement. Shipley's Choice Elementary in Anne Arundel County and Manor Woods Elementary Schools in Howard County were two of the schools...

  • Superintendent Dallas Dance's retweet controversy draws attention at school board meeting

    Superintendent Dallas Dance's retweet controversy draws attention at school board meeting

    Some parents and students fought back against criticism of Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance at the school board meeting Tuesday night, saying that he was right to show concern for students who might be fearful the day after the election. Dance came under criticism for a retweet...

  • Ethics probe finds Dallas Dance violation on pay disclosure

    Ethics probe finds Dallas Dance violation on pay disclosure

    Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance has agreed to report the pay he receives as an adjunct professor after an ethics panel found he had violated financial disclosure rules. William Groth, a former school system employee who sought to have Dance investigated over a variety of allegations,...

  • Teachers help students process presidential election results and understand political divide

    Teachers help students process presidential election results and understand political divide

    The raw emotions being voiced by young people across the country after the presidential election are spilling into school hallways and classrooms, prompting administrators and teachers to search for ways to help students cope with the political and social fallout. In the Baltimore region, racist...

  • Dance criticized over post-election tweet

    Dance criticized over post-election tweet

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz affirmed his support of county school Superintendent Dallas Dance on Friday, after Dance came under fire for tweeting a comment that educators should reach out to students who may have felt maligned during the presidential campaign. Dance retweeted comments...

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