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  • New members appointed to city school board

    New members appointed to city school board
    Three new members were appointed to the Baltimore City school board, Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday. In a release, the officials announced that Cheryl A. Casciani will begin July 1, and Anthony A. Hamilton...
  • Alonso's farewell letter to Baltimore city students

    Alonso's farewell letter to Baltimore city students
    Baltimore city schools CEO Andres Alonso tapped his favorite coming-of-age book by Leo Tolstoy to impart some lasting wisdom, and extend a final farewell, to city students as he closes out his last school year. In a letter addressed to city students...
  • City starts process of hiring superintendent search firm

    City starts process of hiring superintendent search firm
    Baltimore school union leaders questioned the need for an outside firm to conduct a national search for the next permanent superintendent Thursday as the school board began the process of hiring a consultant. Neil Duke, chair of the city school board,...
  • Tough WBFF interview with Alonso belies all-crime rep of Baltimore TV news

    Tough WBFF interview with Alonso belies all-crime rep of Baltimore TV news
    I don’t tune into Baltimore’s morning news shows expecting hard-hitting, revealing interviews. Traffic, weather, softer features and a few nuts-and-bolts news stories are the usual order of the day. But WBFF’s Patrice Sanders stopped...
  • City school system passes $1.2B budget

    City school system passes $1.2B budget
    The Baltimore school board unanimously passed a $1.2 billion budget Monday that essentially remained intact since it was presented. The last budget of outgoing schools CEO Andrés Alonso includes cuts to per-pupil funding and high schools but retains...
  • Baltimore second in per-pupil spending, Census Bureau says

    Baltimore second in per-pupil spending, Census Bureau says
    The Baltimore school system ranked second among the nation's 100 largest school districts in how much it spent per pupil in fiscal year 2011, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The city's $15,483 per-pupil expenditure was...
  • City school system receives seven charter applications

    City school system receives seven charter applications
    The city school board is considering proposals for seven charter schools that include two named for female trailblazers, another attempt at an all-male, college-preparatory program in East Baltimore, and an elementary school for at-risk youths. The new...
  • A Baltimore City teacher's farewell to Alonso

    In the weeks following the news that city schools CEO Andres Alonso was leaving, I've come across various pieces of commentary about the legacy the schools chief will leave. As with most resignations, much of the commentary has been expressions of...
  • Recalling the man who made Alonso

    Recalling the man who made Alonso
    Amid the acclaim for the work of Andres Alonso as Baltimore city schools CEO over the past six years, an unsung hero is Brian Morris, chairman of the school board that selected Dr. Alonso. We were members of that board. The board set its sights high and...
  • Why doesn't Baltimore's schools chief need teaching experience?

    Why doesn't Baltimore's schools chief need teaching experience?
    Why doesn’t Baltimore’s schools CEO need teaching experience, like other superintendents in the state? It was a question on the mind of many education observers last week, after hearing that the city’s schools chief is not bound by the...
  • Alonso timeline

    Alonso timeline
    2007 •The Baltimore school board hires Andrés Alonso, New York City's No. 2 education official, as its schools CEO. 2008 •Alonso introduces "Fair Student Funding," which gave principals the autonomy to formulate their budgets. He also...
  • Baltimore City schools hit 100 percent in recycling initiative

    All Baltimore schools are now recycling, officials announced Thursday, an initiative that generated 27 tons of recycled material in its first month. Until the systemwide effort began in February, 72 schools out of Baltimore's 205 had separated paper,...