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U.S. Department of Education

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  • 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...
  • City school partner program honored at USDE

    Elev8 Baltimore, an after-school program that has been working with schools in East Baltimore, was honored Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education, according to a release.  The organization, was one of 24 initiatives named as Together for Tomorrow...
  • 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...
  • School board approves Race to the Top grant, but teachers union refuses support

    The Howard County Board of Education Wednesday approved an application to apply for up to $30 million in grant money, but the application for the federal funds lacks the required support of the teachers' union. By a vote of 5-2, the board approved...
  • Federal statistics on campus crime present confusing disparities

    Federal statistics on campus crime present confusing disparities
    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...
  • Perry Hall High gets grant to recover from shooting

    Perry Hall High gets grant to recover from shooting
    Perry Hall High School has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to assist in its efforts to recover from a shooting on the first day of school. George Roberts, principal of the high school in Baltimore County, said the...
  • Annapolis Middle teacher takes part in science fellowship

    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...
  • Taking the mystery out of the bottom-line cost of college

    Taking the mystery out of the bottom-line cost of college
    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...
  • State progressing on Race to Top reforms

    Except for a delay in a new teacher-evaluation program, Maryland has made a strong start toward achieving the ambitious school reform goals that won the state a coveted $250 million grant, according to federal officials. Maryland, one of 11 states and...
  • State to evaluate teachers on student progress

    Maryland moved Monday to begin evaluating teachers based in part on how well their students learn their lessons — a significant change that will be tried first in seven school districts, including Baltimore city and county, this fall. The decision,...
  • 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...