| Oct 5, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Robert Small, the Howard County parent whose name became known from Maine to California when he protested new nationwide education standards, is part of a chorus of increasingly strident voices rising up against the initiative — from both ends of...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Presidents of the state's historically black colleges and universities said Tuesday that a federal court ruling ordering remedies for persistent segregative policies in Maryland higher education could result in new opportunities and resources for their...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Seven Anne Arundel County women are being honored Sunday. Oct. 6, with the annual Fannie Lou Hamer Awards.
Named for civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, the awards are given annually to women who honor Hamer's legacy with their community service. This...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Folly Quarter Middle School has been named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education — the only school in Howard County to receive the honor this year.
The department made its announcement Tuesday, Sept. 24. Maryland...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Century High School has been named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, making it the first Carroll County high school to achieve the recognition.
The U.S. Department of Education announced the National Blue Ribbon...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Maryland's state Board of Education said Tuesday that state testing will go forward as planned, despite calls from school district superintendents and the teachers union for a one-year moratorium.
The state board voted 10-1 Tuesday to seek waivers...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Reader E. Yates' recent letter ("Stop obsessing over student testing," Sept. 23) is the best discussion I've read about the problems with America's declining education system.
The letter should be sent to the U.S. Department of Education because it...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:00 AM
We read with interest The Baltimore Sun's recent editorial calling for Maryland schools to skip testing every student in grades 3-8 this year because new assessments aligned to the curriculum will not be available until the 2014-2015 school year ("Md....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:02 AM
Westowne Elementary teacher Kathleen Mannion has spent long hours after classes using a cumbersome website to access the curriculum she is supposed to teach the next day.
"I almost feel like I am living in an alternative universe," said Mannion, who...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Maryland wants to continue annual assessments of students this year at a cost of about $6 million, even though the scores wouldn't be used to gauge school progress — one of the main reasons for giving the tests.
State officials, in plans to be...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Maryland was named one of seven states awarded millions in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a new assessment for pre-kindergartners, officials announced Friday.
The state, considered a leader in early childhood education,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Jonathan Brice, a key player in the administration of former city schools CEO Andrés Alonso, will leave his post to take an appointed position at the U.S. Department of Education.
Brice, who served as the director of student support and safety before...