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  • Hope, cynicism run high for second Obama term

    Hope, cynicism run high for second Obama term
    — Four years after he rode into the White House on a message of change, President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term Monday amid lowered expectations and a sense that his re-election has done little to alter the nation's fractured...
  • Anne Arundel students use technology to travel to 1700s' London Town

    Elementary school students in some Anne Arundel County public schools are learning how good they've got it — in other words, how many wake up in comfy beds to a ready-made breakfast, instead of beginning their day with daunting physical chores or,...
  • Amid state's RTTT amendments, USDE expresses concerns

    The Maryland State Department of Education has made a new round of revisions to its plans under the federal Race to the Top program to tie student achievement to educator effectiveness, but the U.S. Department of Education has expressed concern about...
  • Md. schools aren't doing enough about bullying

    Courtney Watson's commentary regarding cyberbullying ("Cyberbullying requires a stronger response," Jan. 3) makes some excellent points about the intense need to develop mechanisms to address the dramatically increasing problem of cyberbullying. However,...
  • Folly Quarter Middle named Blue Ribbon School

    Folly Quarter Middle School in Ellicott City has been named a 2012 Maryland Blue Ribbon School. It is one of six Maryland schools, and the only school from Howard County, to receive the honor. "Folly Quarter Middle School has an extremely committed...
  • Six schools earn state Blue Ribbon honors

    Four Baltimore-area schools are among the six that have earned state Blue Ribbon honors, Maryland Department of Education officials said on Thursday. Baltimore County's Chadwick Elementary in the Woodlawn area and Charlesmont Elementary in Dundalk were...
  • Century High School a Maryland Blue Ribbon School

    Century High School was one of only six schools in Maryland to be named Blue Ribbon schools for 2013. Schools from Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery and Washington counties were also awarded Blue Ribbon status for 2012, it was announced Dec. 20. State...
  • 'Promise Heights' project in West Baltimore receives $500,000 grant

    'Promise Heights' project in West Baltimore receives $500,000 grant
    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $500,000 for activists to offer West Baltimore children holistic services from "cradle to college to career," under the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. The Promise Neighborhoods...
  • Baltimore City and County named finalists for new Race to the Top grants

    The Baltimore City and Baltimore County school districts have been named among 61 finalists nationwide to vie for millions in federal grants under the new Race to the Top program, the U.S. Dept. of Education announced Monday. The two school systems...
  • State unveils new school accountability system

    State unveils new school accountability system
    The Maryland State Department of Education unveiled Monday a new way of assessing accountability of each school in Maryland under the waiver that it received from the federal No Child Left Behind act. The new measure, the School Progress Index, aims to...
  • Nonpublic special education school graduates outpace their peers in public settings

    Nonpublic special education school graduates outpace their peers in public settings
    While most children see dream jobs, spouses and freedom in their futures, Brian Bailey saw only death. The autistic boy, who stopped speaking at 18 months, grew up with anxiety about getting older, and his rocky educational track record early on didn't...
  • Baltimore city, county finalists in federal competition

    The Baltimore City and Baltimore County school districts have been named among 61 finalists nationwide to vie for millions in federal grants under the new Race to the Top program, the U.S. Dept. of Education announced Monday. The two school systems...