| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
About 100 Baltimore educators rallied at city school headquarters Monday, protesting last-minute changes to their evaluation system that the teachers union vowed it would fight to reverse. But district officials say doing so would result in "lower...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Baltimore city teachers will close out the school year with a rally at the district's central headquarters Monday, where they will protest last-minute changes to the district's teacher evaluation system that stands to hinder teachers' ability to move up...
| Jun 9, 2014
The Baltimore Teachers Union has filed a class action grievance against the city school system after the district made last-minute changes to its evaluation system, which knocked teachers down in ratings that are also tied to their ability to earn pay...
| May 3, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Daja Dorsey had a list of things she was looking for in the perfect prom dress. And as the senior at Baltimore's Coppin Academy High School perused racks of dresses Saturday, looking for something short and sparkly, she was relieved to have at least one...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:14 PM
The Baltimore Teachers Union announced Tuesday a tentative contract that would give city teachers a 1 percent raise every year until 2016 and revise a career ladder introduced in 2010 that allowed teachers to move up the pay ladder faster.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:33 PM
On any given day, a teacher's mailbox is usually chock full of messages: leaflets advertising professional development, discount coupons for office supplies, publications from curriculum companies, and book club invitations.
But under a contract that...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Baltimore teachers voted Thursday to ratify a three-year contract that will give them annual raises of 1 percent and opportunities for promotion, but leaves uncertainty about evaluations and a career ladder that was introduced three years ago.
| Aug 24, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I read Kalman Hettleman's commentary ("Alonso's special-ed legacy," Aug. 20) with interest. While the "One Year Plus" initiative may be laudable, there were so many other things that transpired under Baltimore City Schools CEO Andrés Alonso's tenure...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Baltimore school officials are investigating allegations at a middle school that dozens of students were given passing grades so they could move on to the next grade, even though their teachers had given them failing marks.
Grade changes are being...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso tearfully announced his resignation Monday, ending a six-year tenure marked by bold yet often divisive reforms and casting uncertainty on the future of the long-troubled school system.
Under Alonso's leadership,...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:09 PM
The Baltimore City school board on Tuesday approved the hiring of a prominent, Iowa-based firm to conduct a national search for a permanent CEO to lead Baltimore schools.
Ray and Associates Inc., which has helped fill executive seats in school districts...