Citing "crude" and "incompetent" investigations into test tampering allegations at a Baltimore elementary school, personnel hearing officers have recommended the reinstatement of two administrators whom city schools CEO Andres Alonso attempted to dismiss amid suspicions of cheating.
Steering committee forming to discuss curriculum for new Waverly school. To some extent this is being seen as appeasing white parents in our coverage area who are nervous about sending their kids to a school in Waverly, no matter how new and state of the art
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 the achievement gap.
Baltimore school employees would be forced to take furlough days if the district has to absorb millions of dollars in education cuts outlined in the state's "doomsday" budget, city schools CEO Andres Alonso said Tuesday as he prepared to present the fiscal year 2013 budget.
Outraged education, community and political leaders have called for increased oversight of spending in the Baltimore City school system, amid revelations that officials spent about $500,000 to upgrade offices at the district headquarters while city and state leaders fought for funding to fix dilapidated school buildings.
Local government and university leaders are struggling to craft spending plans amid uncertainty over the state budget — and over how a package of threatened cuts might affect schools, roads and public safety.
House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, whose clashes over gambling helped bring about a chaotic ending to the 2012 General Assembly session, agreed Tuesday that a special session is needed to fix Maryland's budget.
State education leaders say proposed legislation that would force local school systems to continue funding a federal tutoring program could derail their efforts to gain relief from the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.
The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday to delay the closing of a struggling Cherry Hill high school and proceeded with district recommendations to eliminate middle grades from three elementary programs.
Armed with picket signs and passion for their schools, Baltimore residents packed the district's headquarters Tuesday night, pleading with school board members to preserve the schools that CEO Andrés Alonso has recommended be closed or dismantled.
The Baltimore school system will deploy testing monitors to all schools administering the state assessments next week, the second year that CEO Andres Alonso has ordered the measure amid a flurry of cheating scandals.