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  • ACCE leads list of north Baltimore schools that might be replaced or renovated

    ACCE leads list of north Baltimore schools that might be replaced or renovated
    The Baltimore City public school system is considering building a $28 million high school in Hampden as part of a 10-year, $2.4 billion plan to modernize city schools and infrastructure. The proposed school would be built in 2014-15, the first year of...
  • Opening of Laurel contract school delayed

    A lack of funds and difficulty obtaining permits on the part of the developer has delayed the opening date for the new Monarch Global Academy Public Contract School in Laurel. At a community meeting at the Maryland City Volunteer Fire Department Tuesday...
  • Weinberg, city schools celebrate three new libraries

    Weinberg, city schools celebrate three new libraries
    This time last year, Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School librarian Sharon Smith used the only technology she had — a laptop and a projector — to bring color and excitement to her students by shining animated books from the Internet onto...
  • AmeriCorps branch to set up home base in East Baltimore

    AmeriCorps branch to set up home base in East Baltimore
    As many as 240 AmeriCorps members will relocate to East Baltimore's Graceland Park neighborhood in the coming months, as the domestic version of the Peace Corps establishes an urban campus, the first of its kind. The classrooms at the former Sacred...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel, teachers union both miss the big picture in Chicago strike

    Emanuel, teachers union both miss the big picture in Chicago strike
    The Windy City is engulfed in a stormy teachers' strike that has gathered front-page national attention. But will it turn out to be just more hot air in the national debate over school reform? I'm afraid so, even though the issues at stake in Chicago are...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Service dog helps Monarch Academy teacher monitor her diabetes

    As Monarch Academy music teacher Kenzie Turk talked about the trials of living with Type 1 diabetes, her service dog, Bear, lay nearby, drifting in and out of a deep sleep. Dozing in class isn't usually acceptable at the public charter school in Glen...
  • 10-year-old brings comforts of home to fire victims

    10-year-old brings comforts of home to fire victims
    When the Hontz family lost their Hanover home to a fire last summer, it wasn't long before they started missing the basic necessities. First, it was a toothbrush. Then, a Band-Aid. But for Lauren Hontz, who was just 9 years old at the time, all she really...