| Sep 2, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Helena E. Sawyer Roberts Wright, a retired city elementary school teacher and principal who was an active member of Heritage United Church of Christ, died Aug. 18 at her Lochearn home of complications from heart disease. She was 93.
"She was a pillar of...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Students go back to school for the first time Tuesday in only one school system in Maryland. That would be Worcester County, home of Ocean City where the lure of sun, sand — and the availability of teen labor — convinced the local school board...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Since at least the 1970s, there has been little for unions to celebrate on Labor Day. The giant teachers unions — the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) — have been an exception, largely...
| Aug 30, 2014
The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University opens its school year this week with about 600 students, 150 faculty members and a new dean.
Fred Bronstein, who started on the job in June after six years as president of the St. Louis Symphony,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified a positive statement made by former Maryland Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick. While Kittleman's campaign literature quotes Grasmick as saying the state senator "has made...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Last year, the Common Core was debated by everyone from conservative talk show hosts to parents flooding state capitals, and teachers rebelled against a new evaluation system they believe is unfair.
Now it's year two for the phase-in of controversial...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:43 AM
As principal of a small Southeast Baltimore school, Anthony Ruby has guided an array of first-year teachers, from the stars who seem to have an innate sense of how to handle a class to those who were so ineffective he declined to renew their contracts....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:59 AM
On a warm morning in mid-July, landscape crews at Pikesville Middle School are replacing weeds with shrubs. Inside, desks and chairs line the hallways as paint crews freshen up classrooms and offices, the pungent smell lingering in the air.
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Ashley Cook-Plymouth remembers using her family's shed as a fantasy schoolhouse when she was a child in northern Virginia.
"I was always the teacher," she said. "I always knew I wanted to be a teacher."
She and her sister and best friend turned a wall...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Students around Anne Arundel County are getting ready to head back to school in a couple of weeks, but for one couple who recently moved to Maryland from Florida, the school year marks an even greater beginning.
Marcio and Dee Rosado are starting as new...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Dozens of Baltimore classrooms could be staffed by long-term substitutes when school begins in less than two weeks, a plan drawing concern particularly because special-education students — who struggle the most academically — could be the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:19 AM
There are many programs known by their acronyms in education; many of these have political origins. People can debate the effectiveness of the various programs, but it is stunning to hear the almost universal objections to one of the newest acronyms:...