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  • Holding back the city's charter schools [Commentary]

    Holding back the city's charter schools [Commentary]
    Ten years ago, Baltimore students were able for the first time to enroll in public charter schools, which brought a fresh approach to education in the city. Publicly funded and part of the Baltimore City Public Schools, charter schools are run by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69

    Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69
    Walter G. Amprey, the Baltimore schools superintendent from 1991 to 1997 who was remembered as an innovative educator, died of a pulmonary embolism Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Finksburg resident was 69. "He always put the...
  • Charter school savings [Letter]

    Charter school savings [Letter]
    Commentator Bobbie MacDonald might also have mentioned that charter schools save a lot of money in the facilities solutions that they variously pursue, both in school system-owned buildings and elsewhere ("Don't leave charter schools behind," Jan. 28)....
  • What Md.'s economy needs [Commentary]

    What Md.'s economy needs [Commentary]
    Maryland's economic success relies on its staggering concentration of scientific talent, superb education, highly competitive businesses and enlightened government. When they all mesh, the state's economy outpaces the competition. This has earned...
  • Maryland education needs fundamental reform [Commentary]

    Maryland education needs fundamental reform [Commentary]
    "Maryland, No. 1 in education!" We've heard that boast ad nauseam over the last five years, every time Education Week releases its Quality Counts rankings. We hear it especially from the state's political establishment, as it takes every chance it can...
  • Chesapeake Science Point cleared to move ahead with high school program

    Officials from the Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School in Hanover came to a school board meeting this month eager to discover whether their fledgling high school program would be allowed to continue. Even before the meeting began, they must...
  • Sustainable Futures will resubmit application to be Carroll's first charter

    Sustainable Futures will resubmit application to be Carroll's first charter
    A little more than eight months ago, the Carroll County Board of Education voted unanimously to deny an application from Sustainable Futures, Inc. to open the county's first charter school. But Board members encouraged the group to revise its...
  • 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...