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  • Stoneleigh artist transforms schools into colorful, experiencial spaces

    Stoneleigh artist transforms schools into colorful, experiencial spaces
    Growing up on Long Island, N.Y., Nancy Scheinman hated being in school.   "Most schools are so institutional and visually boring, I looked out the window all the time," she said. So it is fitting that the Stoneleigh resident, apart from her career...
  • Students embrace King tenets on nonviolence to resolve conflict

    Students embrace King tenets on <br>nonviolence to resolve conflict
    Eighth grader Danyelle Taylor has learned about Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in school, but she got an up-close peek at King-era mementos Sunday — including a 1957 letter the civil rights leader wrote his literary agent and a program from the 1962...
  • Who benefits from city school construction and renovation?

     Who benefits from city school construction and renovation?
    While it may not be in the interest of Baltimore City public school students that the school board will no longer guarantee loans for public charter school renovations, the larger question is whether city will use its $1.1 billion capital improvement fund...
  • Varsity Q&A with Randallstown forward Chris Manning

    Varsity Q&A with Randallstown forward Chris Manning
    Randallstown's 6-6 senior forward Chris Manning has enjoyed the lead role in two school productions, sang plenty of solos in the choir and played four different instruments in the band on top of being one of the stars on the basketball team. But he...
  • Early learning programs are crucial [Commentary]

    Early learning programs are crucial  [Commentary]
    When David Andrews was asked to testify in Annapolis earlier this year, the dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Education told assembled legislators that providing quality early learning opportunities to low-income children is critically important and...
  • No dread: Private school cuts hair policy

    No dread: Private school cuts hair policy
    When a representative from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School visited Danielle Cook's class, the eighth-grader thought she fit the criteria for the rigorous college preparatory high school in Baltimore. She has been a straight-A student since preschool, is...
  • Roland Park Country School to open public charter school

    Roland Park Country School to open public charter school
    Roland Park Country School has received permission from the Baltimore City Public Schools to open a public charter school for middle school girls in 2015. Roland Park Country, a girls school, is believed to be the first private school in the nation to...
  • City principal protests new school proposed for Canton

    City principal protests new school proposed for Canton
    The recommendation to open a new elementary/middle school in Canton is drawing opposition from the community and the popular charter school that would be its neighbor. The proposed school, which would serve pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, was...
  • Poverty and public schools

    Poverty and public schools
    A study by the Southern Education Foundation reported an astonishing statistic last week: Nearly half — 48 percent — of the 50 million public school students in the U.S. now live in poverty. Moreover, since 2000, poor children have become...
  • Ravitch misfires on school reform

    Ravitch misfires on school reform
    Diane Ravitch is all the rage in education circles these days, but rage, unfortunately, is what's she's selling. There are many reasons why, despite decades of efforts, U.S. public schools continue to fail, especially for low-income and minority children....
  • Anne Arundel school board approves third Monarch school deal

    Less than a week after the Baltimore-based Children's Guild started construction on a new school in Anne Arundel County scheduled to open in August, the nonprofit received formal approval from the county Board of Education to move forward with plans for...
  • About Living Classrooms

    The Living Classrooms began in 1985 as just one boat. In the past 28 years, it has become a virtual flotilla. Foundation President James Piper Bond runs an organization with a $15 million budget and offices in Baltimore and Washington that employs 300...