| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:17 PM
Harry R. Hughes, governor of Maryland, 1979-1987
"Our interactions were not always friendly; that is putting it mildly. … I still call him the mayor. I think most people do. … He really loved Baltimore. I don't think he ever got over that....
| Jun 20, 2011
| 6:40 PM
Maryland moved Monday to begin evaluating teachers based in part on how well their students learn their lessons — a significant change that will be tried first in seven school districts, including Baltimore city and county, this fall.
| 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...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 1:19 PM
While students around the state showed progress on the Maryland School Assessment, Baltimore City not only experienced a setback this year with declines in math and reading, but several dozen of the district's schools were among those that performed the...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 9:59 AM
Howard County students are scoring at a higher level than their counterparts in other districts, according to the latest Maryland State Assessments.
The 2011 MSA results, released by the Maryland State Department of Education Wednesday, June 29, show...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 10:15 AM
Carroll County schools again scored well above the state average in most categories measured by the Maryland School Assessment, though the school system saw slightly decline in seven of the 12 grade-level measures of math and reading.
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:13 AM
The latest installment of Maryland School Assessment test results were released on the eve of the Fourth of July weekend, and school has been out for nearly a month, so it's hard to imagine very many people are paying close attention.
| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:38 PM
The coming months will be very telling when it comes to the direction Harford County Public Schools will be taking in the future.
The first three elected members of a board of education, recently expanded from seven to nine members, have been seated, and...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:16 PM
Several months after Nancy S. Grasmick left her job as state superintendent of schools, Michelle Rhee, the former schools chief in Washington, spoke in Baltimore and let a secret slip.
She told the crowd at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall that Grasmick...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Towson University announced this week that former state schools Superintendent Nancy Grasmick will join the school as a Presidential Scholar for Innovation in Teacher and Leader Education, a role that includes collaborating with existing staff to...
| 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...