| Oct 24, 2013
| 8:43 AM
The NCAA released Graduation Success Rate and Federal Graduation Rate scores for all of its Division I athletic programs Thursday.
The GSR and FGR are separate from the NCAA's Academic Performance Rates, which can lead to penalties for schools that...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:59 PM
School days for Baltimore County high school students will be significantly different next year when Superintendent Dallas Dance imposes a uniform, eight-class schedule throughout the district.
The move allows students to squeeze in more lessons. That...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Maryland fourth- and eighth-graders scored slightly lower in math on a national test than two years earlier, though the state's pass rates still remain among the best in the country, according to data released Thursday.
"I was pleased that we are...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Schools from Ocean City to Garrett County are struggling to put in place two major shifts in education policy this year, with teachers working longer hours and sometimes feeling overwhelmed, according to a survey released Wednesday by the state teachers...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The first public hearing before the Baltimore City school board about the recommendations to close schools run by external operators spurred heated exchanges between operators and school officials, and left board members questioning the consistency of the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:54 PM
A panel of state lawmakers grilled Maryland's top school officials Thursday over whether education reforms are being executed too quickly and putting undue stress on teachers.
Senators on the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee told...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:59 AM
In an unusual move, Baltimore County teachers filed a grievance this week against the county school board saying new education initiatives are forcing them to work long hours beyond their normal day.
Teachers in the county and the rest of the state have...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Acknowledging that scores on a national reading test may have been inflated, Maryland education officials changed course this week, saying they will work harder to reduce the number of special education students excluded from taking the test.
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Educators need to have a clear understanding of how well we're educating students, not just in comparison to other students within the region or the nation but throughout the world.
As the country moves beyond the "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) era of...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Maryland wants to continue annual assessments of students this year at a cost of about $6 million, even though the scores wouldn't be used to gauge school progress — one of the main reasons for giving the tests.
State officials, in plans to be...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Why are state officials preparing to give students the Maryland School Assessment tests this year knowing that the exams can't and won't do what they're supposed to do, which is tell educators which schools are making progress and which are not? There's...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso tearfully announced his resignation Monday, ending a six-year tenure marked by bold yet often divisive reforms and casting uncertainty on the future of the long-troubled school system.
Under Alonso's leadership,...