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  • Edwards says she will not 'lower standards' on teacher evaluations

    Edwards says she will not 'lower standards' on teacher evaluations
    About 100 Baltimore educators rallied at city school headquarters Monday, protesting last-minute changes to their evaluation system that the teachers union vowed it would fight to reverse. But district officials say doing so would result in "lower standards" in the classroom.
  • Dorothea Rawlings, teacher

    Dorothea Rawlings, teacher
    Dorothea Arvin Rawlings, a former teacher at Barclay Elementary/Middle School, died of cancer March 9 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The West Baltimore resident was 73. Born Dorothea Arvin Simmons in Baltimore, she was raised on Calhoun Street at...

    City youth protest school closure process in national day of action

    A group of Baltimore youth called Monday for communities throughout the city to have more say over what happens to their neighborhood schools under the city school system's 10-year-plan to upgrade its crumbling infrastructure. The youth and young adults...

    'Tis the season to give away books around the city

    'Tis the season: the season of lights and decorations, the season of too much food, too much drink, too much hustle bustle, too much, too much.  'Tis also the season of giving: giving donations and time to favorite charities, giving gifts to family,...

    Report criticizes colleges' teacher preparation programs

    Report criticizes colleges' teacher preparation programs
    Teacher preparation programs in the nation and Maryland are part of "an industry of mediocrity" that is failing to give young teachers the skills to succeed in the classroom, according to a long-awaited report by a national research advocacy group. The...