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Arne Duncan

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  • Alonso timeline

    Alonso timeline
    2007 •The Baltimore school board hires Andrés Alonso, New York City's No. 2 education official, as its schools CEO. 2008 •Alonso introduces "Fair Student Funding," which gave principals the autonomy to formulate their budgets. He also...
  • Commencement speakers strive to inspire, entertain

    Commencement speakers strive to inspire, entertain
    Expectations are high for this year's commencement speakers at Maryland universities — an august crew that includes the Obamas and their team of writers as well as funnyman Bill Cosby and Hollywood director Jason Winer. But to stand out — or...
  • At Loch Raven, Duncan says communities must confront school violence

    At Loch Raven, Duncan says communities must confront school violence
    U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told parents, students and educators in Baltimore County on Wednesday that while Americans might not agree on gun control legislation, they must work together so that children can grow up without fear of violence in...
  • Baltimore City and County named finalists for new Race to the Top grants

    The Baltimore City and Baltimore County school districts have been named among 61 finalists nationwide to vie for millions in federal grants under the new Race to the Top program, the U.S. Dept. of Education announced Monday. The two school systems...
  • Baltimore city, county finalists in federal competition

    The Baltimore City and Baltimore County school districts have been named among 61 finalists nationwide to vie for millions in federal grants under the new Race to the Top program, the U.S. Dept. of Education announced Monday. The two school systems...
  • U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan to visit Loch Raven High

    U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan to visit Loch Raven High
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to visit Baltimore County in April to discuss gun control, county Superintendent Dallas Dance said Tuesday. Duncan plans to visit Loch Raven High School on April 10, Dance announced at a school...
  • Sequester will affect financial aid for the coming academic year

    Sequester will affect financial aid for the coming academic year
    The across-the-board federal spending cuts known as the sequester come at a bad time for Maryland colleges. Many usually send out financial award letters this month, but they still don't have all the details on how much federal funding they will...
  • Md. schools concerned cuts will affect next school year

    Md. schools concerned cuts will affect next school year
    Federal education officials warned Wednesday of deep cuts to school systems such as Baltimore's if lawmakers fail to avert across-the-board spending reductions — leaving local schools uncertain how many teachers and programs they can retain next...
  • Northwestern High alumni sue school system over closure

    Northwestern High alumni sue school system over closure
    Northwestern High alumni have gone to court to try to stop the Baltimore school from closing, as civil rights activists say the plan is discriminatory because shuttering the institution would disproportionately affect low-income, minority students. The...
  • State progressing on Race to Top reforms

    Except for a delay in a new teacher-evaluation program, Maryland has made a strong start toward achieving the ambitious school reform goals that won the state a coveted $250 million grant, according to federal officials. Maryland, one of 11 states and...
  • Student shot at Perry Hall High School

    Student shot at Perry Hall High School
    With heightened security and trauma counselors on hand, Perry Hall High School will restart its school year Tuesday, the day after a student shot in the cafeteria was left in critical condition and another student was taken into custody as the suspected...
  • Shooting reported at Perry Hall High School

    Shooting reported at Perry Hall High School
    One student was shot this morning, the first day of school, at Perry Hall High School, Baltimore County Police say. The student has been taken to an area hospital, authorities said. Details were not available on the student's condition. Police have taken...