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  • Charter schools have place in city's future [Letter]

    Charter schools have place in city's future [Letter]
    As a parent of Baltimore City Public School students, I take great offense to the commentary, "City principals call for funding forums" (May 22), written by five BCPS principals. I find it offensive that, while they do highlight the numerous and...
  • City school board votes to fully fund gifted programs

    City school board votes to fully fund gifted programs
    The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday to fully fund programs for gifted students, which were originally slated for cuts next year, and to tap its rainy-day fund to avoid layoffs and cuts to central office operations. The board voted 7-2 to adopt...
  • Let's talk about city school funding [Letter]

    Let's talk about city school funding [Letter]
    I definitely agree with the principals who wrote to suggest holding forums for charter versus traditional school funding ("Baltimore principals call for funding forums," May 22). Students, parents and the general public should know how their tax money...
  • High-achieving city schools' success masks the effects of concentrated poverty [Letter]

    Erica Green's recent article on the Maryland Campaign for Achievement Now report is a powerful and no doubt well-deserved endorsement of eight Baltimore City schools ("City's low-income students among highest achievers," May 22). However, her summary of...
  • How to help charters and traditional schools [Letter]

    How to help charters and traditional schools [Letter]
    I am troubled by the escalating conflict that I see playing out in several places, including on The Sun's op-ed page, between Baltimore City Transformational principals and the Coalition of Baltimore Public Charter Schools. Having been a principal and a...
  • Thornton sends words of encouragement to city principals

    Thornton sends words of encouragement to city principals
    Incoming Baltimore schools CEO Gregory Thornton sent a letter to all city principals this week, explaining why he's not here in Baltimore and encouraging them to stay strong through the rest of the school year. The letter was sent one day after The...
  • School board decisions shouldn't be driven by the political winds [Letter]

    School board decisions shouldn't be driven by the political winds [Letter]
    An elected Baltimore County school board has been a hot issue for decades, and The Sun has opted to support a partially elected board ("Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board," March 17). Your rationale is that "the desire for elected members on...
  • Archaeologists seek War of 1812 remnants buried within Patterson Park

    Archaeologists seek War of 1812 remnants buried within Patterson Park
    Today it's best known for the pagoda, summertime jazz concerts and some of the city's best sledding. But an archaeological dig planned for Patterson Park's Hampstead Hill seeks to revive a largely forgotten 200-year-old story. While most know Fort...
  • Schools and a hair-trigger red alert [Letter]

    Schools and a hair-trigger red alert [Letter]
    Thank goodness that guy on the KIPP school grounds wasn't carrying a Pop-Tart bitten into the shape of a handgun and loaded with strawberry ("Charter schools lock down," April 4)! They probably would have called in airstrikes. Dave Reich, Perry Hall...
  • 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...
  • Poppleton redevelopment moves forward

    Poppleton redevelopment moves forward
    The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum today looks onto a tree stump and a grassy lot, but that view could soon change with the construction of two large, orange-accented apartment buildings. It's the first phase of a long-awaited redevelopment of the...
  • All Baltimore students can succeed [Letter]

    All Baltimore students can succeed [Letter]
    As an educator, it was with genuine excitement that I read the recent editorial, "The day After graduation" (April 7), followed one day later by a commentary, "Demand for STEM workers outpaces supply" (April 8). These articles shined a bright light on a...