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Tisha Edwards

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  • Council wants hearings on school violence

    Council wants hearings on school violence
    City lawmakers said Monday that they were shocked by newly published reports of school violence and plan to hold hearings to address the hundreds of injury claims filed by teachers. Mary Pat Clarke, chairwoman of the City Council's education committee...
  • Tisha Edwards deserves city's thanks [Letter]

    Tisha Edwards deserves city's thanks [Letter]
    As a former city school board member, I would like to join with others who have expressed their appreciation to Tisha Edwards for her outstanding service to Baltimore City schools ("Edwards would have been a good pick for schools Feb. 23). Whether as...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Plea for help from Patterson High [Letter]

    Plea for help from Patterson High [Letter]
    As a senior at Patterson High School, I congratulate interim city schools CEO Tisha Edwards for the good work she is doing for the Baltimore City schools. She may have heard of Patterson because we have had many problems. Students here believe we can do...
  • Mary L. Booker, city principal

    Mary L. Booker, city principal
    Mary L. Booker, who rose through the ranks from classroom teacher to principal while mentoring her peers, died Jan. 9 of multiple myeloma at her Hamilton home. She was 57. "Mary L. Booker was a consummate educator and administrator. She was my principal...
  • Mayor's political rise takes her out of state

    Mayor's political rise takes her out of state
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's growing role in Democratic politics has given a boost to her national profile — and to her frequent-flyer miles. A leader with the Democratic National Committee and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Rawlings-Blake has...