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  • 2011 school test scores will be clean, Alonso vows

    2011 school test scores will be clean, Alonso vows
    After announcing that cheating had occurred at two elementary schools in the past two years, Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso vowed Thursday that results of the 2011 Maryland School Assessment tests would be the most "extraordinarily transparent set of...
  • City experiences setback on MSAs

    City experiences setback on MSAs
    While students around the state showed progress on the Maryland School Assessment, Baltimore City not only experienced a setback this year with declines in math and reading, but several dozen of the district's schools were among those that performed the...
  • NAACP complaint claims racial bias in student discipline at Anne Arundel schools

    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....
  • NAACP, Maxwell meet to discuss discipline of African-American students

    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...
  • Corrupt, or just sloppy?

    Corrupt, or just sloppy?
    Kevin Seawright, the high-ranking school department official who resigned Thursday after The Sun questioned his academic credentials, may have been good at his job. But that doesn't change the fact that no one apparently bothered to check out his...
  • President's proposal on tuition, student aid raises hopes and concerns

    Higher-education leaders in Maryland praised an effort unveiled by President Barack Obama on Friday to make college more affordable but expressed unease about still-emerging details that could have an impact on federal funding and student aid. Calling...
  • Owings Mills: New Town science teacher honored as outstanding educator

    Teachers do not teach for the money; they teach for the love of learning and for making a difference in the life of a child. When one is recognized for excellence, it is an added bonus and a pleasant surprise. Such is the case with Marcella Upshur-Dudley,...
  • North County student claims national art honor

    North County student claims national art honor
    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...
  • Student loans discharged because debtor has Asperger's

    A Baltimore County woman had about $340,000 in student loan debt discharged by a federal bankruptcy judge this month because Asperger's syndrome prevents her from holding a job. Carol Todd of Nottingham pursued college degrees "as a stepping stone toward...
  • Maryland receives No Child Left Behind waiver

    Maryland receives No Child Left Behind waiver
    Maryland was one of eight states granted a waiver Tuesday from some of the strictest requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which will allow the state to set more reasonable goals for student achievement levels and adopt reforms to close...
  • Baltimore school system among top competitors for federal grant

    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....
  • Md. to receive another round of federal funds to overhaul failing schools

    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...