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Andres Alonso

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  • Alonso: State leaders 'came through' for city school construction bill

    It was a Good Friday indeed for Baltimore city school students--who in the next few years will begin seeing their dilapidated school buildings undergo a major facelift. An unprescedented $1 billion financing plan that will renovate or rebuild roughly 50...
  • City schools construction bill goes to the governor

    City schools construction bill goes to the governor
    Updated at 2:20 p.m. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told our City Hall Reporter Luke Broadwater that she could barely contain her excitement upon learning that the school construction bill would pass. "I was so excited last night I was running...
  • House committee passes school construction bill

    House committee passes school construction bill
    With bipartisan help from sympathetic lawmakers, Baltimore won a House committee's approval Tuesday for a $1 billion plan to replace and repair old schools. The Appropriations Committee voted 21-3 to send the plan to the House floor. Senate President...
  • Senate panel OKs Baltimore school construction bill

    A Senate committee approved legislation Wednesday that would launch a $2.4 billion plan to rebuild aging Baltimore city schools, putting the measure on an apparent fast track toward final passage. The Budget & Taxation Committee cast a bipartisan 13-0...
  • MIller says city schools plan being overhauled

    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Tuesday that legislative leaders are working to overhaul Baltimore’s proposal for a $2.4 billion plan to rebuild  its crumbling school facilities in way that he’s “fairly confident”...
  • City school board still undecided about Hopkins-run school

    City school board still undecided about Hopkins-run school
    The Baltimore City school board remained deadlocked Tuesday on whether to renew the contract for Baltimore Talent Development High School, run by the Center for Social Organization of Schools at the Johns Hopkins University, extending a decision that...
  • Volunteers revive Christ Child Society in Baltimore

    Volunteers revive Christ Child Society in Baltimore
    The Christ Child Society of Baltimore was formed just a few months ago, but this organization, a chapter of the National Christ Child Society, has hit the ground running. Already, the group has donated books and volunteer hours at many organizations,...
  • City schools to monitor administration of High School Assessments

    City schools to monitor administration of High School Assessments
    The Baltimore school system has started monitoring the administration of the High School Assessments this year, expanding on a measure that began in 2011 after a series of cheating scandals in its elementary and middle schools. City school officials...
  • More Maryland students pass High School Assessments

    Maryland students earned diplomas last year at the highest rate in recent history, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Education, which also unveiled a new system of tracking graduates and dropouts. Under the new "cohort"...
  • City schools' operations workers sign on to pay-for-performance contract

    Starting this school year, everyone from cafeteria workers to custodial staff will be evaluated and paid based on their performance, under what union and city school officials call a first-of-its-kind contract for operations staff in the country. After...
  • 22 city schools to start year without permanent leaders

    22 city schools to start year without permanent leaders
    Twenty-two Baltimore schools will open Monday without permanent principals in place, continuing the unprecedented turnover under Andrés Alonso — moves that the administrators union says reflect "vindictive" and "capricious" decisions by the...
  • City principals union head protests demotions

    The president of the Baltimore principals union has vowed to protest recent actions he called "vindictive" and "capricious" after city schools CEO Andres Alonso demoted 15 principals whose schools had low scores on state tests. In a memo obtained by...