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  • 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...
  • Maryland receives No Child Left Behind waiver

    Maryland receives No Child Left Behind waiver
    Maryland was one of eight states granted a waiver Tuesday from some of the strictest requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which will allow the state to set more reasonable goals for student achievement levels and adopt reforms to close...
  • Baltimore school system among top competitors for federal grant

    The Baltimore school system was among 23 educational organizations from across the nation to be named finalists in a highly competitive U.S. Department of Education program that will dole out nearly $150 million for innovative programming this year....
  • Time to eliminate ineffective cabinet agencies

    In response to Thomas F. Schaller's recent opinion piece on Republican criticisms of federal agencies ("Cabinet agencies in the cross-hairs," Nov. 16), readers may recall that the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy was ostensibly to free us from...
  • Md. campuses struggle over when to issue emergency alerts

    Md. campuses struggle over when to issue emergency alerts
    As a suspected gunman walked across Towson University, officials sent an emergency notification through text alert, email and Twitter to some 25,000 students and faculty, warning them of the man's whereabouts and advising them to "stay in a safe location....
  • 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...
  • Owings Mills: New Town science teacher honored as outstanding educator

    Teachers do not teach for the money; they teach for the love of learning and for making a difference in the life of a child. When one is recognized for excellence, it is an added bonus and a pleasant surprise. Such is the case with Marcella Upshur-Dudley,...
  • North County student claims national art honor

    North County student claims national art honor
    North County High School senior Ashely Lim didn't intend to turn the school's hallways into her own virtual art exhibition. But there on a wall in the school's physical education area is a testament to her creativity, a colorfully painted sports mural she...
  • Md. to receive another round of federal funds to overhaul failing schools

    Maryland will receive another infusion of federal funding to continue turnaround efforts in the state's worst schools, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday. The state will receive $6.7 million in federal school improvement grants to dole...
  • Federal school grant program jump-starts efforts to fix troubled schools

    After two years, the federal program providing billions of dollars to help states and districts close or remake some of their worst-performing schools remains an ambitious work in progress, with roughly 1,200 turnaround efforts under way but still no...
  • SIG program gives schools chance to do things they've never done

    For the casual visitor, it's easy to miss that Southeast High School in rural Kansas — once among the lowest academic performers in the state — is in the midst of a profound transformation. Like so many other Kansas schools, the building in...
  • Schools with grants struggle with teacher evaluation systems

    Elliott Elementary in Lincoln, Neb., struck off on its own last year when it became the only school in the city to win money through the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. Winning wasn't something to be proud of, though: It meant the school...