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  • Carroll Board of Ed denies charter school application

    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...
  • Carroll County parents campaign for charter school

    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...
  • Teachers need help, not more tests

    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...
  • Too many celebrations, not enough education

    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-...
  • Alonso isn't getting his due

    Alonso isn't getting his due
    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. Schools...
  • Diversity and choice key for city schools

    Diversity and choice key for city schools
    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...
  • School reform doesn't work

    School reform doesn't work
    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-...
  • Now's the time to raise the bar for Baltimore schools

    Now's the time to raise the bar for Baltimore schools
    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...
  • City breaks ground on Habitat for Humanity housing off York Road

    City breaks ground on Habitat for Humanity housing off York Road
    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...
  • Weekend Wrap: Notes on Deon Long, Jarrett Ross and more

    Weekend Wrap: Notes on Deon Long, Jarrett Ross and more
    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...
  • Dream Act supporters ramp up campaign

    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 ...
  • Schools for everyone

    Schools for everyone
    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...