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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

  • Free school supplies and books distributed across Maryland

    Free school supplies and books distributed across Maryland

    More than 25,000 books and school supplies have been delivered to children in 50 schools, recreation centers, churches and after-school programs across the state, according to Gov. Larry Hogan administration officials. Working with Books for International Good Will, Velocity of Books and Goodwill...

  • State education officials hold public hearing Tuesday in Baltimore

    State education officials hold public hearing Tuesday in Baltimore

    The Maryland State Department of Education is holding a hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore to hear comment from the public about a new structure for how students and schools will be held accountable. The federal Every Students Succeeds Act requires states to rewrite...

  • Maryland tuition-aid program mostly helps students already in private schools

    Maryland tuition-aid program mostly helps students already in private schools

    More than 500 public school students in Maryland were able to attend private schools this year through a controversial new program that offers state grants of up to $4,400 to help defray tuition costs, state education officials say. But most students helped by the program — more than 1,900 — used...

  • Proposed Baltimore County school budget calls for 8.5 percent increase

    Proposed Baltimore County school budget calls for 8.5 percent increase

    The Baltimore County school system would give its employees a 2 percent pay increase and hire more than 100 new teachers under the proposed budget presented to the school board Tuesday night. The spending proposal includes an 8.5 percent increase in local funding which, if approved, would be one...

  • Man charged with rape of nursing home resident

    Man charged with rape of nursing home resident

    A 61-year-old Cherry Hill man was arrested Wednesday and charged with the rape of a 43-year-old woman who lives in a nursing home, Baltimore police said. Donald Stanton of the 2800 block of Bookert Drive was denied bail after being taken to Baltimore Central Booking & Intake Center and charged...

  • Maryland public schools rank fifth in the nation

    Maryland public schools rank fifth in the nation

    Maryland's place on a national ranking of state public schools fell once again this year from fourth to fifth place. Education Week, the national newspaper that ranks state education systems based on statistical information, placed the state behind Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont and New Hampshire...

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