| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:14 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 3:05 AM
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...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 4:22 PM
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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:38 PM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:36 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 9:22 AM
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...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 1:29 PM
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...