| May 15, 2012
| 1:55 PM
The George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology led three Towson-area high schools ranked among the top 15 in Maryland — as rated by the most recent rankings by US News & World Report.
Carver, which was ranked the 11th-best school in...
| May 16, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Catonsville High School and Western School of Technology and Environmental Science were among the nine Baltimore County public high schools to receive gold, silver or bronze medals based on rankings by US News & World Report.
Catonsville ranked sixth...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 5:52 AM
Latest on a series of school board candidate profiles.
With a focus on science, technology, engineering and math, David Gertler has brought an unusual approach to campaigning in his second run for the Howard County Board of Education.
| Sep 11, 2012
| 2:22 PM
The union representing Chicago's 26,000 teachers and support staff says its members are prepared to stay on strike as long as it takes to get an acceptable contract. That's put Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a tough position as he tries to push reforms...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 2:15 PM
In her first 100 days on the job, Howard County schools Superintendent Renee Foose has revamped the system's legal services, established an office of accountability and called for revision of a redistricting proposal to shift hundreds of students to new...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:36 AM
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...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 3:29 PM
The Howard County Education Association last week formally requested the Board of Education withdraw from Race to the Top, a controversial federal program tied to teacher evaluations based on student performance on state assessments — evaluations...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Updated: The Baltimore Sun will soon publish the entire hour of the recent Newsmaker's Forum featuring County Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance, but for now, those interested can read the recap of Tweets where Dance sounds off on everything from cyber-...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Latest in a series of school board candidate profiles.
The next four years are going to be critical for Howard County schools, said Board of Education incumbent Janet Siddiqui.
A new superintendent is at the helm, the federal Common Core Standards...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:52 PM
After the Anne Arundel County school board received its annual update on the system's five-year strategic plan for student achievement, board member Solon Webb directed one question to school officials: "Are we winning or losing?"
Webb's query prompted a...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:18 AM
An average of 35 percent of Maryland teachers missed 10 or more days of the 2009-2010 school year, according to a new report released by the Center for American Progress, which found that teacher absentee rates across the country are costing the country...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:33 PM
In remarks that elicited applause from 800 Baltimore County English teachers, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday that teachers should earn more and there should be more focus on educating the whole child.
Duncan addressed the group at...