| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Three 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...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Statewide MSA testing is underway in the public schools this week, and the state's instructors have received their memo on how to handle a weather emergency, should one occur, in order to avoid disruption of the tests. A teacher (not the one......
| Jul 17, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Students at Baltimore International College are being thrown under the bus. The school is closing, and as of August 31, it will not be considered an accredited college. Students must now find another college to continue their education.
| Jul 19, 2011
| 10:31 AM
The recent reports on suspected cheating on standardized tests at some Baltimore City schools included the statement that school officials worry they might "have hit a wall in educating children." Some of those walls have been in place for a long time...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 9:04 AM
When you cheat, they tell kids in school, you only cheat yourself, but in Baltimore, we've recently learned that's not always true. Sometimes you also cheat the students you're supposed to be teaching when you change the answers on their state...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 10:50 AM
It's a drearily familiar cycle: Successful colleges coaches sail away from one job to another, leaving in their wake a university with a tarnished reputation and an athletic program facing multiple NCAA sanctions.
Take John Calipari, former coach at...
| May 17, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Baltimore school officials were wise to suspend the rule stating that only Western High School students accepted at four-year colleges could participate in this year's graduation ceremonies. Given that some Western students' college application efforts...
| May 23, 2011
| 12:15 PM
"If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself."
Bob Dylan turns 70 on Tuesday, and one has to wonder about his relevance in the Digital Age — the age of hip-hop, Guitar Hero and "American...
| May 30, 2011
A recent Abell Foundation study has confirmed what educators have long known: That where a student lives has at least as big an impact on academic achievement as such factors as family income, class size and per pupil spending. In fact, attending a school...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:45 AM
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...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 7:15 AM
As a retired educator with 35 years of service, I can only describe the job evaluation criteria outlined by the Maryland Council for Educator Effectiveness with 50 percent of a teacher's rating to be based on student performance as absolutely asinine ("...