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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

  • Baltimore Police make arrest in sexual assault case

    Baltimore Police make arrest in sexual assault case

    Baltimore Police have arrested one suspect and identified another in the sexual assault of two women a week ago in West Baltimore. Quamontae Johnson, 17, of the 1300 block of Fayette Street, was arrested on Thursday and charged as an adult with armed carjacking and first- and second-degree rape,...

  • Bicyclist dies in Upperco crash

    Bicyclist dies in Upperco crash

    A bicyclist died in a crash with a pickup truck in Upperco in Baltimore County Friday afternoon, according to Baltimore County police. The collision occurred in the 15500 block of Dover Road about 3:46 p.m., police said. A preliminary investigation found that the bicycle was traveling eastbound...

  • Baltimore County schools close for heat

    Baltimore County schools close for heat

    Baltimore County will close 37 schools on Friday, and perhaps early next week, under a recently adopted policy requiring schools without air conditioning to be closed when the heat index is forecast to reach at least 90 degrees. The new policy, adopted this month, is being applied just two days...

  • Baltimore County schools to continue study of religious holiday issue

    Baltimore County schools to continue study of religious holiday issue

    Despite rejecting a move to close schools on certain Muslim holidays, Baltimore County school board members said they aren't dropping the issue. The decision to continue examining when schools should close for religious holidays came after a contentious meeting at which the board voted 6-5 not to...

  • Baltimore County school board votes against closing for Muslim holidays

    Baltimore County school board votes against closing for Muslim holidays

    A move to close schools in Baltimore County for Muslim holidays failed by one vote at the school board Tuesday night. The 6-5 vote came after an emotional discussion among school board members, while dozens of Muslims stood in the audience. Some school board members said they believed it was the...

  • Maryland students score slightly better in PARCC math exams

    Maryland students score slightly better in PARCC math exams

    Maryland public school students improved their performance slightly in the second year of tough new state tests, but overall, in every grade and subject, fewer than half the students were able to pass. The state's new school superintendent, Karen Salmon, put a positive spin on the results, but...

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