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  • Federal officials unveil school discipline guidance in visit to Baltimore

    Federal officials unveil school discipline guidance in visit to Baltimore
    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...
  • Guidelines aim to end disparity in school discipline [Commentary]

    Guidelines aim to end disparity in school discipline [Commentary]
    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...
  • Bill seeks halt to state testing for this year

    Bill seeks halt to state testing for this year
    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...
  • Columbia students share edible Blessings in a Backpack

    Columbia students share edible Blessings in a Backpack
    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....
  • Greet the Orioles bird at St. Peter's Autumn Celebration [Ellicott City]

    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,...
  • What the Common Core means in Howard County

    What the Common Core means in Howard County
    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...
  • Ravitch misfires on school reform

    Ravitch misfires on school reform
    Diane Ravitch is all the rage in education circles these days, but rage, unfortunately, is what's she's selling. There are many reasons why, despite decades of efforts, U.S. public schools continue to fail, especially for low-income and minority children....
  • In Laurel, 'intense' but promising shift to Common Core

    In Laurel, 'intense' but promising shift to Common Core
    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,...
  • Md. to give MSA, though results won't be used to gauge school progress

    Md. to give MSA, though results won't be used to gauge school progress
    Maryland wants to continue annual assessments of students this year at a cost of about $6 million, even though the scores wouldn't be used to gauge school progress — one of the main reasons for giving the tests. State officials, in plans to be...
  • Md. should skip the MSA

    Why are state officials preparing to give students the Maryland School Assessment tests this year knowing that the exams can't and won't do what they're supposed to do, which is tell educators which schools are making progress and which are not? There's...
  • Eleven Maryland schools earn National Blue Ribbon status

    Eleven Maryland schools earn National Blue Ribbon status
    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...
  • State school board won't back off MSAs

    State school board won't back off MSAs
    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...