| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The State Board of Education passed a new school discipline policy that will have far-reaching effects on every subdivision in Maryland. Your editorial in support of the new policy was both predictable and disheartening ("Keep them in class," Jan. 29)....
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:10 AM
When David Andrews was asked to testify in Annapolis earlier this year, the dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Education told assembled legislators that providing quality early learning opportunities to low-income children is critically important and...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Federal education and justice officials unveiled during a visit to Baltimore on Wednesday the first set of national school discipline guidelines to reduce out-of-school suspensions and address the disproportionate suspension rates of students of color and...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The nation's top cop and principal visited Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore this week, but not for reasons you think.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Douglass to release federal...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Two Maryland legislators are sponsoring a bill to halt giving the state's annual tests this year as opposition to the testing grows among teachers, parents and local superintendents.
A bill introduced in the House by Del. Eric G. Luedtke, a Montgomery...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:32 AM
While Carroll County students were leaving school Friday and beginning their weekend, Westminster High School junior Jeremy Price was in Washington discussing college affordability and ratings with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Eleven Maryland schools have earned a prestigious 2013 National Blue Ribbon designation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday.
The schools awarded the designation in the Baltimore region are: Chadwick Elementary School and...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Maryland's state Board of Education said Tuesday that state testing will go forward as planned, despite calls from school district superintendents and the teachers union for a one-year moratorium.
The state board voted 10-1 Tuesday to seek waivers...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:20 AM
During her sophomore year at Oakland Mills High School, Alexa Kanakry spent an hour every Thursday sorting food and filling 16 backpacks for Blessings in a Backpack, a nonprofit that provides food for elementary-age students during the school year....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Join the St. Peter's Episcopal Preschool community on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to commemorate the school's 40th anniversary with an Autumn Celebration.
This family-friendly event includes carnival games, food, pony rides, moon bounces,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:10 AM
The new Common Core State Standards Initiative brings with it more than a new curriculum in Howard County. It also brings a change in philosophy.
“Teachers are no longer the sage on the stage, but rather the guide on the side,” said Fran...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:13 AM
At first glance, the bulletin boards lining the hallways of Oaklands Elementary School in South Laurel look like any typical display of students' work — drawings, short essays, a display of some dioramas.
A closer look reveals something else,...