The city school system gets a lot of guff, and if we're being honest, much of it is deserved. But let's take a minute to reflect on the positive, shall we? The Baltimore Design School, the first school of its kind to cater to middle and high school students, opened a sparkling new $27 million facility in the heart of Station North to kick off the school year. Among its many amenities, the building features large classrooms and the latest equipment for students studying architecture, fashion, and graphic design. While plenty of questions still remain about the city's 10-year, $1 billion plan to modernize the decrepit facilities throughout the education system, we look to the Design School as a reason to believe.