| Jan 24, 2014
| 1:56 PM
The second bout of snow and freezing temperatures gave Baltimore city schools a five-day weekend (including the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday) but many said their buildings were not prepared to welcome them back.
Several emails were sent to Interim...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Maryland's high school graduation rate has been climbing steadily for the past four years and reached nearly 85 percent — far above the national average — this past June, according to data released Tuesday.
More students from every corner...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:35 PM
The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday to close six schools at the end of the school year but spared two other schools from immediate closure after passionate protests from the community.
The schools approved to close at the end of the school year are...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:27 PM
The recommendation to open a new elementary/middle school in Canton is drawing opposition from the community and the popular charter school that would be its neighbor.
The proposed school, which would serve pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, was...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The first public hearing before the Baltimore City school board about the recommendations to close schools run by external operators spurred heated exchanges between operators and school officials, and left board members questioning the consistency of the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:54 PM
The first public vetting of the recommendations to renew and close schools next school year will take place Thursday night, when the school board will hear from schools run by external operators.
On Tuesday, Interim schools CEO Tisha Edwards recommended...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:38 PM
Baltimore schools interim CEO Tisha Edwards announced a sweeping plan Tuesday that would close seven schools in June, including struggling programs that originally were slated to stay open and undergo renovations.
The recommendations, which include...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:06 AM
The job profile for the next superintendent of Baltimore City schools was posted Thursday, kicking off the recruitment phase of the national search.
According to the job advertisement, posted on a website called "School Leadership 2.0," the candidate...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The overwhelming majority of Maryland's high school graduates are passing state assessments needed to obtain a diploma, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Education, though gaps persist between minority students and their...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Durrell Gaskins was on his way to work when he stepped into a group of about 30 people in a fight involving students at nearby Forest Park High School, his father said Thursday.
Durant Gaskins said he watched as his son was stabbed to death.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Seven senior administrators in the Baltimore City school system are being offered $10,000 each to stay through June to assist with the transition to a new administration — an expense that school officials say is the price of maintaining stability....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The Baltimore City school system has launched a campaign to raise $400,000 to help families afford school uniforms, interim CEO Tisha Edwards announced Tuesday.
“We all have the opportunity to make sure that every student has a uniform, and that...