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Tisha Edwards

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  • Most of city principals who had been penalized over attendance removed from improvement plans

    Most of city principals who had been penalized over attendance removed from improvement plans
    Two months after nearly one-third of the city's principals were penalized over poor student attendance, the school system has made marked progress, education officials said at a hearing Thursday called by City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke. In March,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Thornton appoints new Cabinet members

    Thornton appoints new Cabinet members
    Incoming Baltimore schools superintendent Gregory Thornton is already shaking up the ranks at city school headquarters, naming three key Cabinet heads who will start with him on July 1. The city school board approved in a special meeting Tuesday the...
  • Hazing investigated at Dunbar High School

    Hazing investigated at Dunbar High School
    Baltimore school officials are investigating hazing allegations involving the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School football program, and parents are protesting the possibility that the school's celebrated coach might be removed. School officials declined to...
  • Gregory Thornton announced as new city schools chief

    Gregory Thornton announced as new city schools chief
    Before a crowd of students, education leaders and activists, new Baltimore schools CEO Gregory Thornton said Tuesday that he was "coming home" to Maryland, where he will take the helm of one of the state's lowest-performing but highest-profile school...