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Tisha Edwards

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  • City names 2014 Teacher of the Year

    City names 2014 Teacher of the Year
    A fifth-grade math and science teacher whose principal calls her the "cream of the crop" and whose students say makes them forget they're learning equations and elements was named Baltimore City's 2014 Teacher of the Year. Elizabeth Barletta, in her...
  • Principals should not be punished [Letter]

    Principals should not be punished [Letter]
    At one point, I was hoping that Tisha Edwards would be hired as the next CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools. Now, I am glad she was not. Threatening principals with "performance plans" (a precursor to dismissal) is guaranteed to work as well as...
  • City principals prepared to file class-action grievance over PIPs

    City principals prepared to file class-action grievance over PIPs
    The Baltimore City administrators union is preparing to file a class-action grievance against the school system in response to Interim CEO Tisha Edwards' plan that has 61 principals facing disciplinary action if they don't do more to prevent students from...
  • Yes, attendance is that important [Commentary]

    Yes, attendance is that important [Commentary]
    Many good things are happening in Baltimore's public schools. We've moved away from zero-tolerance discipline policies, graduation rates are on the rise, and middle-graders are scoring higher on national assessments. But much more progress is needed,...
  • City councilwoman urges different approach to combating student absenteeism

    City councilwoman urges different approach to combating student absenteeism
    A Baltimore city councilwoman is calling on school system leaders to reconsider using a disciplinary tool against more than one-third of principals in order to improve student attendance, saying it takes an entire community to get students to school....
  • Don't blame principals if students don't show up [Letter]

    Don't blame principals if students don't show up [Letter]
    I am amazed that The Sun's editorial writers have sided with interim Baltimore City schools CEO Tisha Edwards in blaming school principals for the high rates of absenteeism at some schools ("AWOL from class," March 17). Do your writers actually read the...
  • 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...
  • Principals aren't parents [Letter]

    Principals aren't parents [Letter]
    After being regaled by The Sun's investigative report about the horrific attacks on teachers and what it is costing Baltimore, interim Schools CEO Tisha Edwards should put first things first. Sure, it's important that students show up for class ("Students...
  • AWOL from class [Editorial]

    AWOL from class  [Editorial]
    Baltimore City principals are criticizing interim schools CEO Tisha Edwards' decision to hold them accountable for high rates of chronic absenteeism among their students. The principals say it's the parents' fault if children don't come to class and...
  • City principals face discipline for student absenteeism

    City principals face discipline for student absenteeism
    Nearly one-third of Baltimore principals are facing disciplinary action over high student absenteeism, drawing the ire of a union leader who has fired back that parents are the problem, not schools. Baltimore schools interim CEO Tisha Edwards said 61...
  • City school board approves Thornton contract

    City school board approves Thornton contract
    The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday to give a four-year contract worth more than $1 million to Gregory Thornton, the Milwaukee administrator introduced last month as the next superintendent of the school system. The contract, approved unanimously by...
  • Long-promised community school comes to fruition

    Long-promised community school comes to fruition
    More than a decade before thousands rallied outside the State House in Annapolis for adequate school facilities for the city's children, several dozen residents met in a school lunchroom in Northeast Baltimore to lay the groundwork for building just one...