| Mar 28, 2012
| 6:21 PM
When S. Dallas Dance was searching for his first teaching job out of college, he was hired by a Virginia high school principal nearly twice his age.
Just a decade later, after a meteoric career rise that impresses some and worries others, Dance has ended...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I am a proud product of the Baltimore City public school system. My high school years at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute prepared me exceptionally well for the rigorous academic studies that led to a career in medicine, health policy and economics, and...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:19 PM
Ten Maryland schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Friday.
Six elementary schools received the honor: Crofton Meadows in Anne Arundel County, Woodholme in Baltimore County, Ring...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:51 AM
St. Augustine School in Elkridge is one of 10 Maryland schools — and the only one in Howard County — to be named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
The department announced the honorees Friday morning. St....
| May 2, 2012
| 10:40 AM
You couldn't tell from the Republican primary season so far, but education, as a campaign issue, should move to the forefront of voter concern as we approach the fall election. A College Board poll last month reported that two-thirds of voters in nine...
| May 7, 2012
| 12:39 PM
The surprise endorsement of same-sex marriage on Sunday by Vice President Joe Biden is leading to some predictable election-year cynicism. Was this the Obama White House trying to have it both ways — sending a signal to gay supporters that the...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Baltimore City educators are planning to rally in solidarity with their Chicago Public Schools counterparts, who made national news Monday by executing their first teacher strike in 25 years.
About 25,000 Chicago unionized educators fulfilled their vow...
| May 30, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The announcement this week that the U.S. Department of Education will grant Maryland a waiver from some of the more onerous requirements of the decade-old federal No Child Left Behind Act is welcome news for the state's school reform effort. It means...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 8:59 AM
In a blow to the Baltimore school system's crusade to hold principals responsible for suspected cheating in schools, independent hearing officers have recommended that two administrators who were removed from Abbottston Elementary should be reinstated...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:05 AM
University of Maryland system is among 10 colleges and universities promising to make financial aid transparent to students. It’s part of an Obama Administration effort to make sure incoming students understand what they’re getting into. The...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Bryan Voltaggio will host his third annual benefit dinner to fight childhood hunger on Sept. 13 at Volt, his flagship Frederick restaurant. Joining him this time will be brother Michael Voltaggio, his onetime "Top Chef" competitor and now the chef at Ink...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Anthony Bourdain is returning to the Hippodrome on Nov. 17.
Bourdain, chef-at-large at New York's famed Brasserie Les Halles, is the author of best-sellers "Kitchen Confidential" and "Medium Raw" — blunt and sometimes shocking portraits of life...