| Jun 23, 2011
| 1:17 PM
The only thing worse for Baltimore City's schools than cheating on standardized tests would be to ignore the possibility that it could happen, to hide evidence of cheating or to attempt to handle the consequences of it quietly. In that light, we should...
| 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...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 12:15 PM
Former State Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick will head a commission being formed to study the structure of the Howard County Board of Education, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Wednesday, Aug. 3.
The commission will examine the different...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 4:46 PM
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced a new commission Wednesday to re-evaluate the county's all-elected school board structure after hearing complaints about its lack of diversity.
The six-member commission chaired by former state schools...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 2:34 PM
When Khalek Kirkland and one of his college buddies imagined their dream jobs, they wanted to be in charge of schools where they had students for enough hours in the day to change the course of their lives.
Kirkland got that job this summer as head of...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 12:19 PM
The panel commissioned by County Executive Ken Ulman to review the structure of the Board of Education will have its first meeting Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. in the George Howard Building inEllicott City.
The public will have the opportunity "to...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 7:42 AM
Members of a commission charged with recommending ways to create a more diverse school board met for the first time Wednesday, discussing voter engagement, ways to attract candidates and measures that have worked in other counties.
County Executive Ken...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 10:39 AM
Margaret Ann Wotthlie Curtis, career-long Baltimore County educator of special needs children, died Aug. 11 of cancer at Dove House in Westminster. She was 71.
Born in Baltimore on Oct. 20, 1939, Mrs. Curtis grew up on Rogers Avenue, and graduated from...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 3:19 PM
A panel commissioned by County Executive Ken Ulman to review the structure and composition of the Howard County Board of Education held its first meeting last week, and has set a schedule of meetings through the end of next month.
Following their initial...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 5:58 PM
As schools opened Tuesday in Anne Arundel County with a record 76,600 students, Bates Middle School sixth-grader Londell Owens said he's looking forward to learning much in his classes "and having fun doing it."
Among those who were in attendance at...