| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:55 PM
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...
| 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...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:41 AM
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,...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 10:12 AM
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...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:26 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 6:07 PM
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...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:29 PM
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...
| Sep 27, 2012
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...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 12:11 PM
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....
| Sep 3, 2012
| 2:06 PM
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...
| Aug 19, 2012
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...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 1:56 PM
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...