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  • Advocates, experts call for more attention to bullying of special needs-students

    Special-education advocates are calling for the state to do more to address the bullying of disabled students, saying that a recent lawsuit against the city school system highlights the long-lasting harm that harassment can do to such children. Experts...
  • 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...
  • 6 Md. schools get Blue Ribbon designation

    Six elementary schools have been added to the prestigious Maryland list of Blue Ribbon designees after they were recognized as the highest performers and for raising achievement of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Interim state Superintendent...
  • Bel Air's Ring Factory Elementary named Blue Ribbon School

    Congratulations are in order for the faculty, staff and students at Ring Factory Elementary School in Bel Air for being one of six Maryland schools recognized as a Blue Ribbon School Tuesday morning. Interim State Superintendent of Schools Bernard...
  • U.S. Department of Education to investigate NAACP complaint against Arundel schools

    The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights said that it will investigate allegations by the Anne Arundel branch of the NAACP that the county's school system discriminates against African-American students when meting out discipline. The...
  • Arne Duncan kicks off school year with visit to Balto. County

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will kick off the school year in Maryland on Wednesday, with an address and Q&A session with 850 Baltimore County language arts teachers at Perry Hall High School.  According to a release from the U.S. Department...
  • Arundel sees drop in student suspensions, discipline referrals for black students

    Suspensions and other disciplinary actions for African-American students fell at Anne Arundel County schools last year because of new practices, said a school system team examining purported racial disparities in punishments. The audit, design and...
  • On campus, the good side of politics

    Given the rancorous tone of current public debate and the gridlock in government, college students are understandably skeptical about politics and public life. Our polarized legislators seem unable to discuss issues with civility, and policy only seems to...
  • Maryland school districts to vie for new Race to the Top grants

    A dozen Maryland school districts have stated their intent to vie for up to $40 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education, which has launched a new phase of its Race to the Top competition, started in 2010 to infuse $4 billion into radical...
  • Organization to promote high school science with a video game

    Organization to promote high school science with a video game
    Gaming is hot right now — even in the lab-coat world of science education. The MdBio Foundation, a private charitable organization for promoting science learning and workforce development, is building an online video game for high school students....
  • Ten Maryland schools receive National Blue Ribbon

    Ten Maryland schools receive National Blue Ribbon
    Ten Maryland schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Friday. Six elementary schools received the honor: Crofton Meadows in Anne Arundel County, Woodholme in Baltimore County, Ring...
  • Report: Let private student loans be discharged in bankruptcy

    Report: Let private student loans be discharged in bankruptcy
    Borrowers overwhelmed by private student loan debt often discover an ugly truth too late — these loans can't be discharged in bankruptcy like other types of consumer loans. A new report on private student loans by the Consumer Financial...