| Mar 19, 2014
Maryland has faced several challenges in fulfilling its $250 million promise to overhaul the way it educates students and evaluates educators, the U.S. Department of Education reported Wednesday.
In a report on the state's progress in reaching goals...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 8:23 AM
It began with a simple bluebird house Gina Felter built on the North Carroll High School campus in her first year as assistant principal at the school.
On April 22, Felter and the rest of the Panther community learned their environmental awareness had...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:23 PM
The University of Baltimore will offer free tuition to college students in their final semester if they can finish their degrees in four years, the school announced Tuesday.
The unusual break could boost the college's flagging graduation rates and...
| Apr 6, 2014
Janice Peete-Bey didn't stay long at the Baltimore trade school where she enrolled 25 years ago, leaving after the class seemed useless. But the student loan debt from her noneducation haunts her to this day.
Her wages have been garnished, her tax...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Maryland was given a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education on Friday that will allow them to avoid double testing several thousand students who are piloting a new test this spring that is tied to the Common Core.
Under federal law, all students...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Theo Jones is set to graduate from Sojourner-Douglass College with a nursing degree in November, but instead of celebrating as he nears the finish line, he's left wondering if he should transfer to another school.
Sojourner-Douglass was ordered this...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:23 PM
The principal of a celebrated Baltimore high school has pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government of nearly $2 million he received in a previous job to feed disadvantaged children, but used instead for other purposes, including leasing luxury...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:35 AM
A forum on the Common Core State Standards Initiative Sunday In Howard County drew a moderate crowd who listened to a panel of national experts — most of whom were critical of the controversial education reform.
Over the course of three hours, the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:39 PM
Amid a developing backlash against fast-paced, state-mandated education reforms, Maryland school officials want to delay the use of student test scores to evaluate teachers for three years.
Maryland had committed to using test scores in the evaluations...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:15 AM
In response to your July 23rd article, "State test scores decline significantly," the writers lament the lower student test scores in comparison to last year, particularly in math. Much of the blame is attributed to a change in curriculum to conform to...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In the wake of the departure of Andrés Alonso, a commanding CEO for the past six years, Baltimore City school bells may be ringing a different tune this year. And listeners will be wondering: Will his bold legacy last?
His best-known institutional...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:48 AM
It is time for our state to have independent audits of all departments and agencies.
The appalling misuse of federal education funding discovered earlier this year is already well known. Baltimore City and Prince George's County schools wasted over...