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  • 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...
  • Michelle Obama reads Green Eggs and Ham

     
    Joined by Education secretary Arne Duncan, Michelle Obama reads the Dr. Seuss "foodie classic" to a gathering at the Library of Congress. Via Obama Foodorama. Right after, in the interest of fairness, Sarah Palin read The Fountainhead from start to......
  • Fixing No Child Left Behind

    The news last week that nearly 90 percent of Baltimore City elementary and middle schools failed last year to make adequate yearly progress is less an indictment of the city educational system than it is evidence of the flaws of the Bush-era's No Child...
  • Maryland receives No Child Left Behind waiver

    Maryland receives No Child Left Behind waiver
    Maryland was one of eight states granted a waiver Tuesday from some of the strictest requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which will allow the state to set more reasonable goals for student achievement levels and adopt reforms to close...
  • Leaving NCLB behind

     Leaving NCLB behind
    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...
  • Documents show that despite uncertain evidence in principals' cheating probe, Alonso pressed forward

    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...
  • University of Maryland pledges to make financial aid transparent

    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...
  • Dance's career impresses some, worries others

    Dance's career impresses some, worries others
    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...
  • Three steps to fix our schools

    Three steps to fix our schools
    The nation's public schools have been battered by a continuing stream of bad news in the past few years, challenging what at one time was considered one of the world's leading education systems. In 2010, the results of international testing comparing...
  • Academic redshirting: Give them a little more time

    Academic redshirting: Give them a little more time
    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...
  • The cost of excessive suspensions

    The cost of excessive suspensions
    A stunning and utterly disturbing report from Texas released last month brought into sharp focus just how much strict school discipline policies are costing our children — and how much Maryland needs to do to reform its own approach. The exhaustive...
  • States can apply for waivers to No Child Left Behind

    With a growing number of states rebelling against the No Child Left Behind law and stalled efforts in Congress to reform it, the Obama administration says it will grant waivers to liberate states from a law that it considers dysfunctional. Education...