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U.S. Department of Education

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  • Bullying reports surge in city schools

    Geneva Biggus sometimes barely recognizes her chatty, confident fifth-grader, who just 18 months ago was so vulnerable and desperate that she threatened to jump from the second-floor window of her West Baltimore school to escape bullies. On a recent...
  • No more time to lose

    No more time to lose
    Having won a windfall of federal education dollars as a result of its successful Race to the Top application, Maryland is now faced with putting into practice the sweeping changes it promised to make in the way its teachers are evaluated. But the state...
  • State to evaluate teachers on student progress

    Maryland moved Monday to begin evaluating teachers based in part on how well their students learn their lessons — a significant change that will be tried first in seven school districts, including Baltimore city and county, this fall. The decision,...
  • 2011 school test scores will be clean, Alonso vows

    2011 school test scores will be clean, Alonso vows
    After announcing that cheating had occurred at two elementary schools in the past two years, Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso vowed Thursday that results of the 2011 Maryland School Assessment tests would be the most "extraordinarily transparent set of...
  • City experiences setback on MSAs

    City experiences setback on MSAs
    While students around the state showed progress on the Maryland School Assessment, Baltimore City not only experienced a setback this year with declines in math and reading, but several dozen of the district's schools were among those that performed the...
  • NAACP complaint claims racial bias in student discipline at Anne Arundel schools

    Anne Arundel County schools have not made sufficient progress in eliminating racial bias from its student disciplinary practices, according to a civil rights complaint filed by the NAACP. The complaint, filed with the civil rights office of the U.S....
  • Ten Maryland schools receive National Blue Ribbon Designation

    Ten Maryland schools have received a National Blue Ribbon designation, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday, an award bestowed on the highest-performing schools in the nation or those with extraordinary success in closing the achievement...
  • Lime Kiln Middle School earns National Blue Ribbon honor

    Lime Kiln Middle School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The school, which opened in Fulton in 1999, earned the distinction of being Howard County's only public school to be named a Maryland Blue Ribbon...
  • Towson High rises to national honor with Blue Ribbon designation

    Towson High rises to national honor with Blue Ribbon designation
    Principal Jane Barranger said Towson High School's designation on Thursday, Sept. 15, as a National Blue Ribbon School is confirmation that students, staff and parents are doing "the right thing." But that doesn't mean they're satisfied. "I feel very...
  • NAACP, Maxwell meet to discuss discipline of African-American students

    Just days after the Anne Arundel County branch of the NAACP filed a complaint alleging "disparate treatment" of African-American students and teachers, school board members said the superintendent and school system should be recognized for their...
  • Taking the mystery out of the bottom-line cost of college

    Taking the mystery out of the bottom-line cost of college
    By the time you know how much it will cost out of pocket to attend a college, you are far along in the process. Not only have you been accepted by the school, but you've likely waited weeks to receive the financial aid package. But soon an estimate of...
  • Student loans discharged because debtor has Asperger's

    A Baltimore County woman had about $340,000 in student loan debt discharged by a federal bankruptcy judge this month because Asperger's syndrome prevents her from holding a job. Carol Todd of Nottingham pursued college degrees "as a stepping stone toward...