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  • Schaefer honors friends, institutions in will

    Schaefer honors friends, institutions in will
    William Donald Schaefer's ability to surprise, delight and confound was on display again Tuesday with the public release of his last will and testament, which showered bits of his $2.4 million estate on devoted aides, friends and institutions....
  • No more time to lose

    No more time to lose
    Having won a windfall of federal education dollars as a result of its successful Race to the Top application, Maryland is now faced with putting into practice the sweeping changes it promised to make in the way its teachers are evaluated. But the state...
  • Dyer's fate in hands of state education board

    County Board of Education members might want member Allen Dyer removed from their ranks, but that decision rests with a higher authority. The local board must formally request the Maryland State Board of Education to remove Dyer from his seat, and...
  • Stop blaming teachers for poor student performance

    Stop blaming teachers for poor student performance
    The Baltimore City Council, spurred by Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, deserves praise for its resolution endorsing the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action, to be held in Washington, D.C., on July 30. This march, and the national attention it...
  • Maryland ranked no. 1 in schools again

    Maryland ranked no. 1 in schools again
    Maryland schools have been ranked No. 1 in the nation by a leading education publication for the fourth year in a row, earning a grade of B+ compared to the national average of C. The rankings by Education Week have been promoted by Gov. Martin O'...
  • City schools pay $14 million overtime in four years

    City schools pay $14 million overtime in four years
    The cash-strapped Baltimore school system has paid more than $14 million in overtime over the past four years, mostly to its understaffed police force and hundreds of temporary employees who have filled gaps created by CEO Andrés Alonso's plan to shrink...
  • Baltimore County school superintendent job draws about 40 candidates

    An Air Force squadron commander who grew up in Middle River and graduated from Baltimore County public schools is among those who have applied to be the school system's next superintendent. Timothy T. Tenne, 42, has no experience in education but said he...
  • From the archive: Towson's chance to cheer Olympians Phelps, Hoff

    <i>From the archive</i>: Towson's chance to cheer Olympians Phelps, Hoff
    It is the ultimate revenge for any kid who has been ridiculed for the way he looks, the ultimate fantasy. He triumphs over adversity. He grows up. He works hard. He excels. He wins international recognition. He attains great wealth. He is cheered by...