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  • Baltimore County legislators, parents to ask Dance to put more teachers in high schools

    Baltimore County legislators, parents to ask Dance to put more teachers in high schools
    Baltimore County parents and legislators will ask incoming schools Superintendent Dallas Dance to consider putting more teachers in high schools, where class sizes have swelled since positions were eliminated a year ago. Maryland Sen. James Brochin, a...
  • Same-sex marriage seals Obama's fate as a one-term president

    Same-sex marriage seals Obama's fate as a one-term president
    Barack Obama made himself a one-term president last week by telling ABC, "I think that same-sex couples should be able to get married." Up till now, he was politically savvy, saying his position was "evolving." But in repealing the military's "don't ask,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan visits Wilde Lake High School

    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. During...
  • At Wilde Lake High, lessons of diversity and inclusion for Secretary of Education

    At Wilde Lake High, lessons of diversity and inclusion for Secretary of Education
    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...
  • 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...