| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Here's a guest post from Gary Huggins and Richard E. Bavaria of the National Summer Learning Association:
Summer vacation is a time when kids create memories for the future, memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, it’s also a time they...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Harford County high school students who took the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT, in the 2011-12 school year showed a small improvement in average math scores, but they also posted small declines in average scores on the critical reading and writing...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
There is a common belief, particularly in the nation's more affluent neighborhoods, that teenagers are swamped with homework and school-related commitments. Some would have you believe that U.S. students are working around the clock and at great risk to...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 1:23 PM
For a decade, the news from the city schools was good. Buildings might be dilapidated, deficits might bring schools to the brink of bankruptcy, and superintendents might be fired, but every summer, educators released test results standing next to charts...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Jake Lubbehusen, 14, a freshman at Marriotts Ridge High School, sat in the school's darkened auditorium on a recent Tuesday afternoon, a laptop and several textbooks open in front of him. About two dozen students were rehearsing a dance number on stage,...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:35 AM
For a politician crow is something you'd rather do than eat. For Gov. Martin O'Malley, that less-than-delectable bird is off the menu for now.
September's jobs report, released Friday, brought the best numbers the state has seen in a long time. The U.S....
| Oct 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
As the presidential election counts down to (despite recent tightening in the polls) a likely Obama victory, even moderate Republicans despair that America is going the way of "social democratic" Western Europe, with a smaller private sector, more power...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 2:15 PM
In her first 100 days on the job, Howard County schools Superintendent Renee Foose has revamped the system's legal services, established an office of accountability and called for revision of a redistricting proposal to shift hundreds of students to new...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 3:29 PM
The Howard County Education Association last week formally requested the Board of Education withdraw from Race to the Top, a controversial federal program tied to teacher evaluations based on student performance on state assessments — evaluations...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:10 PM
Scores achieved by Harford County students in the latest round of testing designed to assess the performance of teachers and the school system mostly show continued incremental improvement, with many of the county's elementary schools finishing well above...