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Academic Progress (INACTIVE)

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  • Fang Mitchell gets three more years with Coppin

    Fang Mitchell gets three more years with Coppin
    At 5 o'clock on a fall morning in 2009, Coppin State University basketball coach Fang Mitchell drove then-sophomore Michael Harper to the hospital for surgery on his wrist. Harper, from Milwaukee, appreciated the show of support — then and now....
  • Why American students lag in test scores

    Why American students lag in test scores
    Maryland's schools have earned top rankings and plaudits in recent years. Yet as students from other countries continue to outscore their U.S. counterparts on international math, science and reading tests, even here the demands for lifting caps on the...
  • State to evaluate teachers on student progress

    Maryland moved Monday to begin evaluating teachers based in part on how well their students learn their lessons — a significant change that will be tried first in seven school districts, including Baltimore city and county, this fall. The decision,...
  • Rating teachers: Parents are the ones who determine student performance

    Rating teachers based on student progress is like comparing oranges and apples ("Md. to rate teachers on student progress," June 21). Student progress begins at home and the atmosphere for learning has to be present. When a student fails, it is not...
  • Teacher evaluation system deserves failing grade

    As a retired educator with 35 years of service, I can only describe the job evaluation criteria outlined by the Maryland Council for Educator Effectiveness with 50 percent of a teacher's rating to be based on student performance as absolutely asinine ("...
  • Baltimore schools cheating: Evidence of integrity, not widespread problems

    Baltimore schools cheating: Evidence of integrity, not widespread problems
    The only thing worse for Baltimore City's schools than cheating on standardized tests would be to ignore the possibility that it could happen, to hide evidence of cheating or to attempt to handle the consequences of it quietly. In that light, we should...
  • 2011 school test scores will be clean, Alonso vows

    2011 school test scores will be clean, Alonso vows
    After announcing that cheating had occurred at two elementary schools in the past two years, Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso vowed Thursday that results of the 2011 Maryland School Assessment tests would be the most "extraordinarily transparent set of...
  • Cheating scandals put tests in the spotlight

    Cheating scandals put tests in the spotlight
    In Camden, N.J., a principal said the pressure to pump up students' standardized test results came with a threat from a district supervisor — nice medical benefits you have for your sick daughter, sure would be a shame to lose them. In Atlanta, one...
  • Other countries have it right: Spending on education pays off

    Amen to Marc Tucker and Jerry Weast for their article "Why U.S. students lag in test scores" (June 20), which clearly and accurately depicted the problems with education in America. The countries whose students outperformed U.S. students "get it." They...
  • City school system looks to rebound after MSA disappointment

    As the Baltimore school system attempts to rebound from a series of cheating scandals and its first significant test score decline in years, leaders are considering a worrisome possibility: They might have hit a wall in educating children. Schools CEO...
  • Maryland identified as a leader in teacher evaluations

    Maryland is one of 17 states leading a movement to evaluate teachers based on student performance in the classroom, but the state doesn't require a teacher to be evaluated on an annual basis, according to a new report. The National Council on Teacher...
  • Test scores vs. accountability

    Test scores vs. accountability
    The problem of cheating on standardized tests that was recently uncovered in the Baltimore City Public Schools is apparently another in a long list of testing scandals that have plagued school districts across the country. Some might argue that these...