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Principal Jane Barranger said Towson High School's designation on Thursday, Sept. 15, as a National Blue Ribbon School is confirmation that students, staff and parents are doing "the right thing." But that doesn't mean they're satisfied. "I feel very...
Harford County Public Schools achieved a graduation rate of 85.7 percent for 2011, a slight increase from the 84.7 percent rate for 2010. It is higher than the statewide rate of 82 percent. To meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in Maryland, all students...
In a recent editorial ("Is tutoring effective?" Oct. 11), The Sun asserted that there was little oversight of organizations providing tutoring to low-income students trapped in failing schools. In the same way we need to hold schools to high standards, we...
Maryland will not be one of the first states to apply for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act, state education officials said Thursday. Last month, President Barack Obama said he would offer states that have embraced his administration's...
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Geneva Biggus sometimes barely recognizes her chatty, confident fifth-grader, who just 18 months ago was so vulnerable and desperate that she threatened to jump from the second-floor window of her West Baltimore school to escape bullies. On a recent...
Anne Arundel County schools have not made sufficient progress in eliminating racial bias from its student disciplinary practices, according to a civil rights complaint filed by the NAACP. The complaint, filed with the civil rights office of the U.S....
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Just days after the Anne Arundel County branch of the NAACP filed a complaint alleging "disparate treatment" of African-American students and teachers, school board members said the superintendent and school system should be recognized for their...
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By the time you know how much it will cost out of pocket to attend a college, you are far along in the process. Not only have you been accepted by the school, but you've likely waited weeks to receive the financial aid package. But soon an estimate of...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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