State lawmakers called Friday for changes to a system of awarding construction funding that has forced Baltimore schools to return millions of dollars in state money for much-needed repairs — while Gov. Larry Hogan blasted what he deemed “mismanagement” in the school system.
The Supreme Court decision to raise the bar for special education was generally hailed as a victory for students with disabilities. But don't believe it. Under the de minimis standard, there was almost nowhere to go but up, and the court went up only a very little. An 8-0 vote by a court that is usually sharply divided is a sign that the decision may lack clarity or bite.
Governor Larry Hogan popped into a Montgomery County elementary school Thursday morning to read some Dr. Seuss, sharing the job with one of the Trump administration's most divisive figures, education secretary Betsy DeVos.
How will President Trump affect public education? Almost certainly not as much as his supporters wish and his opponents fear. Either way, the next four years are likely to bring bitter setbacks in the struggle for equality of educational opportunity for poor and minority students.
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. urged education leaders from across the country in Baltimore on Saturday to remain focused on students amid the impending transition to a Donald J. Trump administration.
Sadly, many soon-to-be graduates feel anxious about their future. They worry about landing a job, especially one that is fulfilling; finding mentors; networking effectively and paying off their student loans. Much of this angst derives from the failure of colleges to prepare their students for the real world. We need to help students find out who they really are, what they're passionate about, and how to articulate their life and career goals.
The new Every Student Succeeds Act answers the feverish educational prayers of most liberals and conservatives. But properly understood, the legislation is enough to give bipartisanship a bad name. It is a massive retreat from our national interest and commitment to equal educational opportunity, especially for poor and minority children.
Call your Congress members and demand that they take teacher evaluation mandates out of ESEA. Tell them your stories about the value your child's teachers add to his life. We all want our kids to be seen as learners and as the fantastic young people they are, not as numbers in data sets, which is what kids and their teachers are reduced to as long as this system remains.
Maryland's performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress assessment — also known as the "Nation's Report Card" — put Maryland student achievement in the middle of the pack of states nationwide.
State and local education officials struggled Wednesday to explain historic declines on national math and reading in the National Assessment of Educational Progress exam, after Maryland became the first state ever to record significant, across-the-board drops.
President Barack Obama took to social media this weekend to criticize the national education trend of mandated testing and, by extension, what's been called "teaching to the test." We hope some education administrators were listening.
Emails and documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun through a public records request provide an insider's look at the tumult surrounding the historic school — and Spikes' feverish efforts to maintain order inside it.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited the Maryland Correctional Institute in Jessup Friday to announce a program that would make some inmates eligible for Pell grants.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a gathering of college and university leaders Monday that his vision for America's higher education system includes making college more affordable, financial aid more accessible and loan repayment easier.
Liberty Elementary School closed out the year with high praise from high places, as White House officials lauded the school's technology in its classroom and commitment in its community as a model for the nation.
Broderick Johnson, who has become something of an ambassador to West Baltimore on behalf of President Barack Obama in recent weeks, brings not only a background in addressing inner-city poverty and crime but also a personal history with the city that has become the latest focus of those efforts.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Education Secretary Arne Duncan spent Wednesday afternoon at Frederick Douglass High School, where they discussed financial literacy and heard students' concerns about the lack of jobs and opportunities in Baltimore.
WASHINGTON -- Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Education Secretary Arne Duncan will visit Baltimore on Wednesday to announce new federal funding for neglected communities, the latest effort by the Obama administration to engage with the city following last week's riots.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan took his pitch to expand charter schools on the road Wednesday, appearing alongside the Obama administration's top education official at Baltimore school at a time when both seek increased funding for charters.
Moving to a school turnaround model, in which school leaders and districts are rewarded for achieving data-backed improvements at the pre-kindergarten level, would incentivize them to implement programs with proven effectiveness. It also would encourage school leaders and districts to address the achievement gap as early as possible.
Even as public school systems in Maryland and other states prepare to give longer and more challenging standardized tests this spring, a national debate has erupted over just how many hours students should be tested in a year.
Howard Community College is one of 14 Maryland community colleges that have partnered to receive nearly $15 million in federal grant funding to create cyber technology training programs, according to a release from the college.
Fourteen months after he took his seat at the head of the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is being eyed for an even more prominent position in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet: As a successor to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.