Education secretary Betsy DeVos continued to advocate for robust school choice in front of a room of several hundred journalists attending the Education Writers Association’s annual conference in Baltimore Monday.
One of the nation's largest for-profit college chains announced Wednesday that it was abruptly closing in dozens of locations nationwide, after its accrediting agency suspended approval. Brightwood College has three Maryland locations, including campuses in Baltimore and Towson.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic challenger Ben Jealous met Monday for the only scheduled debate in the 2018 governor’s race. This transcript was generated through a mix of automated software and human editing.
An outside group group tries to come to the rescue of Democrat Ben Jealous' outgunned media campaign with a TV ad linking Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to the policies of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Maryland Together We Rise says it plans to spend $1 million on ads in support of Jealous.
Mike Pence has outpaced all other vice presidents in casting tie-breaking votes since Alben W. Barkley, President Truman’s first vice president, who broke ties seven times in a 10-month period between September 1949 and June 1950. This is the executive branch run amok.
Creating a positive school climate is crucial to combating the social and emotional isolation that can drive students to violent behavior. Understanding this is what brought us to Hebron Harman Elementary School in Anne Arundel County last week to see one of their programs.
We may be tempted to dismiss Betsy Devos' commencement address at UB as typical platitudes. It was, after all. It checked all the boxes of commencement speech characteristics. Yet, as someone who believes that speech matters, I cannot just accept the typical platitudes — especially not from her.
Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a bill on Wednesday that sets standards for identifying low-performing schools and limits the state's options for reforming them -- a move that Democratic lawmakers plan to overturn in the coming days.
State education leaders are infuriated by the passage of legislation they see as a power grab by the General Assembly that will diminish their role in deciding how schools are held accountable over the next 15 years.
Ironically, Republican opposition to President Obama may make it difficult for the Trump/DaVos team to push their agenda. In 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to reduce federal overreach in education during the former president's second term. The ESSA law shifted much of the responsibility for control of education programs away from the secretary of education to the states.
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.
Gov. Larry Hogan is pledging to veto a bill moving through the General Assembly that would prevent the state from enacting controversial reforms for struggling schools that have been championed by the Republican and members of the state school board.
With nuts, neophytes and revisionists running the Trump asylum, one might wonder why 70 or so presidents, chancellors and advocates for historically black colleges and universities — HBCUs — accepted a "getting-to-know-you" White House invitation. The president had promised to "do more for HBCUs than any other president has done before." So, gingerly suspending doubts, they, like the educator Booker T. Washington more than a century before, sought seats at the table of power to bring