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  • Ten Maryland schools receive National Blue Ribbon

    Ten Maryland schools receive National Blue Ribbon
    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...
  • St. Augustine, in Elkridge, named National Blue Ribbon School

    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....
  • Baltimore educators to rally in support of Chicago teacher strike

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • O'Malley planning India trade mission

    Gov. Martin O'Malley is planning to lead a trade mission to India, he said Tuesday, in what would be his second international trip this year. O'Malley said the purpose of the trip is jobs and that he hopes to go "before the year's end." "We're working...
  • Ten Maryland schools receive National Blue Ribbon Designation

    Ten Maryland schools have received a National Blue Ribbon designation, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday, an award bestowed on the highest-performing schools in the nation or those with extraordinary success in closing the achievement...
  • Lime Kiln Middle School earns National Blue Ribbon honor

    Lime Kiln Middle School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The school, which opened in Fulton in 1999, earned the distinction of being Howard County's only public school to be named a Maryland Blue Ribbon...
  • Obama keeps the spirit of NCLB alive

    Obama keeps the spirit of NCLB alive
    When Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act in 2003, it was hailed as a major breakthrough toward improving American public education and giving the nation's young people the tools they needed to compete successfully in a global marketplace. The...
  • Educators say Obama plan relieves stress

    It didn't matter whether they worked at a small city elementary school or a large, suburban middle school. Educators said Friday that President Obama's decision to lift the increasingly rigorous targets of the No Child Left Behind law would mean less...
  • Even without NCLB, teaching is debased

    Unlike the teacher quoted in your article "Obama to ease school standard" (Sept. 23), I did not greet this announcement with the joyful anticipation as I began my 19th year in a Baltimore City classroom in September. Quite the opposite. What Liz Bowie'...