| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:52 PM
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...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:45 AM
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).
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 6:59 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 2:40 PM
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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:50 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:45 AM
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:31 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:10 PM
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...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:45 PM
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...