| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:10 PM
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...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:43 AM
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...
| May 30, 2013
| 2:26 PM
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,...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:04 PM
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...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:13 PM
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...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:05 PM
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...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:45 PM
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.
| May 16, 2013
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...
| May 16, 2013
| 11:15 AM
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...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
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...
| May 6, 2013
| 5:56 PM
•The Baltimore school board hires Andrés Alonso, New York City's No. 2 education official, as its schools CEO.
•Alonso introduces "Fair Student Funding," which gave principals the autonomy to formulate their budgets. He also...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 3:39 PM
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,...