| Nov 23, 2011
| 1:22 PM
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who says he has seen a broad spectrum of the nation's schools, from successful to struggling, left Wilde Lake High School this week singing not only its praises but those of the Howard County school system.
| Nov 22, 2011
| 1:14 PM
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan paid a visit to Wilde Lake High School Tuesday and called the Columbia school a microcosm of the educational world: diverse and inclusive.
Duncan and Assistant Secretary of Education Alexa Posny joined Wilde...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 9:12 PM
Widespread cheating on state assessment tests has been uncovered at two Baltimore elementary schools, state and district officials are expected to announce today.
Investigators with the state Department of Education found that Maryland School...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 8:12 PM
After announcing that cheating had occurred at two elementary schools in the past two years, Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso vowed Thursday that results of the 2011 Maryland School Assessment tests would be the most "extraordinarily transparent set of...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 2:46 PM
In Camden, N.J., a principal said the pressure to pump up students' standardized test results came with a threat from a district supervisor — nice medical benefits you have for your sick daughter, sure would be a shame to lose them.
In Atlanta, one...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:46 PM
Maryland was one of nine states that won a federal competition Friday for early education funds intended to boost the quality of programs available to young children.
The state, which has been seen as a strong proponent of early childhood programs for...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Three Baltimore schools have extended their school day by three hours, using a national program that has boosted achievement in other urban districts and has been hailed as a way to make American students competitive in the 21st century.
| Jan 9, 2012
| 10:46 AM
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...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 6:46 PM
Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso said Friday that he plans to close more than a dozen schools by 2014 in an effort to vacate underused and dilapidated buildings.
The schools chief would not specify how many or which schools would be affected but did...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Maryland has long been a leader in the field of educational accountability, and the Baltimore City school system took a crucial next step last year with a new teacher contract that will directly tie promotion and advancement to student outcomes. So it's...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 4:30 AM
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'...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 11:19 AM
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.