| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The Carroll County Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to reject an application from Sustainable Futures, Inc. to establish the county’s first charter school.
While board members voted to deny the application, they encouraged the...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Hoping to open Carroll County's first Montessori public charter school by the fall of 2014, a group of parents is now working on an application to submit to the county by April 1.
Sustainable Futures hosted a public meeting at South Carroll High School...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 4:30 AM
The strike by Chicago teachers is about much more than class size, merit-based (or rather test-based) pay, teacher evaluations, privatization of public education through charter school expansion, longer school days, etc., although those are all crucial...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 12:39 PM
With the season of celebration over and many of our school-age children of various grade levels officially "promoted," it seems like a good time to sit back and ask: Why?
Specifically, why are promotion ceremonies at the arbitrary grades of pre-...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Saturday's "your turn" pieces on education reform ("The fallacy of reform" and "Diversity, choice key for schools," May 18) did not seem to address Baltimore City schools' educational history nor requirements in a practical, yet considerate way.
| May 16, 2013
| 12:00 PM
We share the editorial view that outgoing Baltimore City Schools CEO Andrés Alonso created a strong platform to sustain ongoing improvement in our schools ("School reform 2.0," May 12). But the editorial's call for more standardization around the system...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
In their commentary ("Six steps for post-Alonso school reform," May 14), Thomas Wilcox, Diane Bell-McKoy and Laura Gamble use many lofty and idealistic sounding words to promote their vision. However, it bears noting that education "reformers" are well-...
| May 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the founder of KIPP Baltimore, which operates two high-performing public charter schools in the city, I am heartened and encouraged by our progress over the past six years under schools CEO Andrés Alonso. As I move to a new role as executive director...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 6:17 AM
A sense of deja vu pervaded Baltimore City's "Vacants to Value" housing ceremony on McCabe Avenue on Tuesday.
It was raining on Tuesday, Nov. 13 just like it was in May 2011 when the city with great fanfare demolished five vacant, uninhabitable row...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Maryland-bound wide receiver Deon Long had another monster game for Iowa Western Community College over the weekend.
In the Reivers' 81-14 rout of Arkansas Baptist, Long caught five passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns.
Long, a D.C. native who caught...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Supporters of Maryland's Dream Act, a measure passed by the General Assembly last year extending in-state college tuition to the children of some illegal immigrants, are staging a series of events this week to build momentum in their effort to uphold it ...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore City school officials say the nearly $1.2 billion budget the system unveiled last week will fund a raft of new academic endeavors, among them a new team to upgrade instruction in the sciences to meet the higher standards of the new national...