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The Baltimore Teacher's Union has called for the district hold off on attaching penalties to schools' performance on the the new Common Core assessments, citing insufficient professional development and resources to implement the new high-stakes...
It has been nearly three years since my predecessor, Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, and the Blue Ribbon Committee on Catholic Schools released the Strategic Plan for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Since that time, enrollment declines have been...
My first question after reading about seven teachers in an Atlanta, Ga., public school accused of altering standardized test scores to make it appear students performed better than they actually did was: How could they!? The seven were nicknamed "the...
Oh, standardized-test happy educators and administrators (and parents), when will you learn? The Chronicle of Higher Education has an interesting but kind of maddening story about a new trend: colleges teaching creativity: "... Today's students will...
The Baltimore SunThree women known for strong will and public accomplishment received the Maryland Senate's First Citizen awards Wednesday, capping an annual tradition in the upper chamber. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and former U.S. Rep. Helen Delich...
Few Maryland teens get to meet and talk with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in person, and even fewer chat with him about college applications while he gets his coffee. John Ebot, an 18-year-old senior at Lansdowne High School, is one of those few. Ebot...
I was giving a speech once to a group of career women who had decided to be stay-at-home moms, and I was waiting to be introduced when I overheard an animated conversation between two of them. "So, the doctor said she could have a serving of grapes,...
The Sun editorial page asks "Should Morgan State have it's own board?" (Feb. 10). The answer is yes, it should. Ever since 1989 when Morgan students demonstrated for such independence, the school has successfully operated as an independent state...
Op-ed contributor Carlene Buccino's argument against the objectivity of SAT scores is compelling but flawed ("The best test scores money can buy," Dec. 13). There is a robust literature that supports the use of SAT scores in the admissions process....
Harford County Executive David Craig announces a plan to give almost 2,000 county employees a 4 percent pay raise. This would be their first pay raise increase in four years. The proposal is set to be introduced to an upcoming meeting of the Harford...
The Howard County Public School System failed to make the list of finalists for millions of dollars in grant money as part of the Race to the Top District Grant through the U.S. Department of Education. Finalists were announced last week. Nationwide,...
The new system for measuring school progress announced by the Maryland State Department of Education this week is being touted as a great advance over the one it replaces. State officials say the School Progress Index aims to cut in half the percentage of...
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