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The Baltimore Teacher's Union has called for the district hold off on attaching penalties to schools' performance on the the new Common Core assessments, citing insufficient professional development and resources to implement the new high-stakes...
I'm not big into conspiracy theories. I never bought into the grassy knoll in Dallas or the anti-Obama birther movement. And it will take a lot of convincing for me to believe Oakland Raiders coach Bill Callahan took a dive in Super Bowl XXXVII to...
Brenda J. Clayburn, a founder and later president of the City Union of Baltimore who was also a longtime city Police Department supervisor, died Sunday of undetermined causes at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 63. "She had recently been sick, and...
A controversial set of national report cards issued this week by StudentsFirst--the advocacy and lobbying organization started by former Washington, D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee-- gave Maryland's educational policies and reforms a grade of D+...
In the next five years, teachers entering the profession would first have to pass an comprehensive licensing exam--much like the bar exam for attorneys--as part of their certification, under a new proposal announced this week by the largest U.S....
Tags: Teachers Unions
Patricia Cook-Ferguson, a longtime Baltimore teacher and president of the Baltimore County NAACP known for wearing multiple hats in advocating for youth education and civil rights advancements, died Wednesday of complications from lung cancer. She was 56....
A broad coalition of donors — including casino giant MGM, Delta Airlines, a Washington nightclub and thousands of individuals across the country — together gave nearly $6 million to the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland,...
The Windy City is engulfed in a stormy teachers' strike that has gathered front-page national attention. But will it turn out to be just more hot air in the national debate over school reform? I'm afraid so, even though the issues at stake in Chicago are...
Baltimore City educators are planning to rally in solidarity with their Chicago Public Schools counterparts, who made national news Monday by executing their first teacher strike in 25 years. About 25,000 Chicago unionized educators fulfilled their vow...
Defenders of the state's Dream Act say voter education will be key to their success in November, when Marylanders weigh-in on a new law that lets some illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition. "Our goal will be be education about what the Dream Act...
Tags: Maryland Dream Act, AFL-CIO, Voting, Judges, Labor Legislation
Outraged education, community and political leaders have called for increased oversight of spending in the Baltimore City school system, amid revelations that about $500,000 was spent to upgrade offices at the district headquarters while city and state...
On any given day, the activity in Ellen Vikestad's classroom would resemble a round of bumper cars. As Vikestad and her special-needs students at Claremont High School have made their way from one end of her cramped classroom to the other for lessons,...
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