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  • Education leaders call for moratorium on testing

    Education leaders call for moratorium on testing
    A number of education leaders are calling for a moratorium on annual student assessments until Maryland switches to tests that match a new curriculum being implemented in classrooms. The state teachers union and school superintendents association said...
  • Lack of tutoring services contributed to MSA score declines

    Lack of tutoring services contributed to MSA score declines
    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...
  • City schools chief Alonso resigns

    City schools chief Alonso resigns
    Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso tearfully announced his resignation Monday, ending a six-year tenure marked by bold yet often divisive reforms and casting uncertainty on the future of the long-troubled school system. Under Alonso's leadership,...
  • The graduation gap

    The U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $12.2 million in grants to Maryland's four historically black colleges and universities last week, with much of the money earmarked for programs aimed at boosting the proportion of entering freshmen who...
  • New labor secretary is tapped for Maryland

    New labor secretary is tapped for Maryland
    Maryland's new labor secretary will be Leonard Howie, an official at the state Department of Human Resources, the state said Monday. Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement that he was "confident in Leonard's ability to connect Marylanders with the jobs...
  • After son's death, woman faces hefty tax bill on his student loans

    After son's death, woman faces hefty tax bill on his student loans
    After Regina Friend's son Roswell committed suicide last year, she was at least relieved to know that the loans he took out to pay for his Temple University degree were forgiven. But now, the Cockeysville woman has learned she faces a hefty tax bill on...
  • Historically black Md. universities win federal grants

    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $12.2 million to Maryland's four historically black colleges and universities, Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski said Monday. The money is aimed at strengthening academic resources, management...
  • State seeking National Green Ribbon candidates

    The Maryland State Department of Education is conducting a search for the next set of environmentally friendly schools to compete for the title of 2013 National Green Ribbon Schools, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education that...
  • 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....
  • Federal statistics on campus crime present confusing disparities

    Federal statistics on campus crime present confusing disparities
    Campus crime statistics reported to the federal government show there were 15 burglaries at Morgan State University in 2010. But a review of the university's daily crime log found twice as many. When reporting campus crime to the U.S. Department of...
  • Is your financial aid being eaten up by debit-card fees?

    Students across the country are headed back to college, and millions of them will get financial aid disbursed on a debit card. The cards are convenient and save money for the schools. But these debit cards can be expensive for students, who could see...
  • Annapolis Middle teacher takes part in science fellowship

    Annapolis Middle School teacher Beth Foster trumpets the importance of STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — programs for all students, convinced that science and math disciplines aren't, as she puts it, "just for...