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  • 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...
  • Two programs on school system's TV channel address educational disparities

    While many public school systems are gravitating toward the Web to reach audiences about programs, the Anne Arundel school system has turned to an older method to inform the public about its efforts to address purported educational disparities —...
  • 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...
  • Arne Duncan kicks off school year with visit to Balto. County

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will kick off the school year in Maryland on Wednesday, with an address and Q&A session with 850 Baltimore County language arts teachers at Perry Hall High School.  According to a release from the U.S. Department...
  • Arundel sees drop in student suspensions, discipline referrals for black students

    Suspensions and other disciplinary actions for African-American students fell at Anne Arundel County schools last year because of new practices, said a school system team examining purported racial disparities in punishments. The audit, design and...
  • On campus, the good side of politics

    Given the rancorous tone of current public debate and the gridlock in government, college students are understandably skeptical about politics and public life. Our polarized legislators seem unable to discuss issues with civility, and policy only seems to...
  • Burleigh Manor student honored for piano composition

    Burleigh Manor student honored for piano composition
    Polly Moser drew inspiration from watching rivers flowing down the mountains during a family hiking trip to California and Nevada. The Burleigh Manor Middle School seventh-grader crafted her first full composition, "The Flow of Water," and entered it...
  • Archbishop celebrates Blue Ribbon honor at St. Augustine

    Archbishop celebrates Blue Ribbon honor at St. Augustine
    Archbishop of Baltimore William Lori joined students, staff and parents at Elkridge's St. Augustine School Friday to celebrate the Mass of Thanksgiving and their achievement of being named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of...
  • Harris calls for expanded audit of education spending

    Harris calls for expanded audit of education spending
    Rep. Andy Harris said Thursday that he will request an expanded review of the Maryland Department of Education's use of federal funds after an audit found that the state may have to return up to $540,000 in misspent stimulus dollars and money designated...
  • Maryland school districts to vie for new Race to the Top grants

    A dozen Maryland school districts have stated their intent to vie for up to $40 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education, which has launched a new phase of its Race to the Top competition, started in 2010 to infuse $4 billion into radical...