Joyce P. Wheeler, a retired city public schools elementary teacher who made teaching science fun, died March 21 of complications of Alzheimer's disease at her family farm in Sequim, Wash. The former longtime Govans resident was 78.
A student was stabbed inside Patterson High School on Monday, according to district officials, marking the second time a Baltimore student has been stabbed on or near school grounds in less than a week.
In a recent discussion about concentrated poverty and our public schools, a colleague mentioned that, “poverty was going down,” in an attempt to de-emphasize the need for greater education funding. Problem is, official definitions of poverty often don’t reflect the reality of day to day life.
The 25-year-old man charged in the shooting of a Frederick Douglass High School special education assistant on Friday had come to the school to confront the staffer about disciplining a family member, who is a student at the school, according to charging documents.
A cafeteria worker at one Baltimore school was injured Tuesday in an alleged assault involving students, and a teacher at another city school was punched by a student Wednesday, district officials confirmed.
The teacher had just returned from a leave of absence and was spending her first day back in the classroom Wednesday when the incident with the student occurred, said Baltimore Teachers Union president Marietta English. The moment was captured in a viral video this week.
The first week of school for Baltimore-area students is expected to see temperatures over 90 degrees in each of the first three days, and that could mean shortened days for students whose classrooms lack air conditioning.
The quick succession of ribbon-cutting ceremonies represent years of work and hundreds of millions of dollars spent under the 21st Century School Buildings Program, which will eventually bring up to 28 modernized school buildings to the city.
We members of the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education – also known as the Kirwan Commission — have come to our first major philosophical juncture as we address the question of how to best help struggling learners.
After the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public employees cannot be forced to pay union fees, labor union leaders in Maryland called it another attack on worker rights and vowed to step up their fights to improve workplaces.
The Baltimore school system's 2018-2019 calendar designates the first two days of spring break as potential “inclement weather recovery days.” But the teachers union contract requires that teachers get a vacation of five consecutive days each spring.
Maryland’s state superintendent said she’s calling an emergency meeting of the Maryland Center for School Safety board on Monday to “ensure that every resource is available is being used to make schools safe. But she also said the more should be done to support and counsel troubled students.
When I was a young Baltimore city teacher, I was groomed to accept unacceptable circumstances for myself and my students. The message was clear: Just deal with it, that’s city teaching, lower your expectations.
More than 100 Baltimore parents and advocates came to angrily question city school district officials about poor school building conditions and a variety of other education issues at a town hall Monday.
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 Baltimore Teachers Union is urging the city to close down all schools until officials get a handle on heating problems that have already closed some buildings and left children shivering in others.
Contrary to popular belief, being an educator is still a noble profession, and teachers and paraprofessionals in Baltimore City are doing the necessary work to mold our city’s children into well-rounded learners who will become effective leaders of our great city.