| May 30, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The announcement this week that the U.S. Department of Education will grant Maryland a waiver from some of the more onerous requirements of the decade-old federal No Child Left Behind Act is welcome news for the state's school reform effort. It means...
| Jun 6, 2012
While 2,408 competitors from 28 nations were competing in the 102 events of the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, an article in the June 8, 1912, edition of The Argus reported that record times were run by the athletes and a good time was had...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 2:32 PM
C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air posted the top composite Scholastic Aptitude Test score in the 2011-12 school year, as all three greater Bel Air area schools - CMW, Bel Air High and Patterson Mill High - finished in the top five among Harford's 10...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:29 AM
COLLEGE PARK — For the first time, Prince George's County is using student feedback to evaluate teacher performance.
At most public schools in the county, evaluations are based on reviews of classroom instruction, teacher self-assessments and goal-...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 10:24 AM
Dulaney High School is proud of the accomplishments of students and teachers, and we're happy to share their achievements as well.
The College Board recently released the names of the Dulaney High School National Merit Semifinalists, and they are Aysha...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:24 PM
As the Baltimore school system prepares to implement a more stringent curriculum next year, sample evaluations of more than two dozen schools show that many are struggling with how to effectively teach children.
In an evaluation of teachers' instruction,...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:19 PM
Ten Maryland schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Friday.
Six elementary schools received the honor: Crofton Meadows in Anne Arundel County, Woodholme in Baltimore County, Ring...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The results of this year's Maryland School Assessments test, which show Baltimore City schools making only marginal progress on standardized test scores over last year, are troubling because they seem to suggest that the ambitious reforms begun five years...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 9:30 AM
That schools CEO Andrés Alonso deplores the lavish renovation at headquarters only after the work has been done says a lot about why he should go.
Mr. Alonso has abused having a driver, and he brings in outside auditors when standardized tests are...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Data-stream around Grandpa, youngsters 2.1 and 3.1, while he tells you about the time long, long ago when a certain elected official grew so nostalgic about a time even longer ago when Labor Day marked the beginning of the school year.
Way back in the...
| May 11, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Retiring Baltimore Police CommissionerFrederick H. Bealefeld III, who is stepping down after serving five years in that capacity, has been capable, funny and relevant. His "Old School" phrasing of calling criminals "knuckleheads," "morons," and "bad...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:45 AM
I have attended Towson High School for four years, and the change in class size this year was a dramatic shift. Your recent article made clear how cutting 200 high school teachers in the Baltimore County School System has negatively affected students...