The job training nonprofit tied to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh that federal investigators raided Thursday has been run by an executive director who was convicted of stealing more than $850,000 years ago.
In 2017, the LYNX (Linking Youth to New eXperiences) School at Frederick High School opened its doors. Envisioned as the “next generation” American high school, the LYNX School is a comprehensive public high school with a diverse student body. Results suggest it could be a model for Maryland.
People my age are often guilty of looking back and thinking of the past as “the good old days.” Things change. Still, I believe the basics of a good school system remain the same. Baltimore County Public Schools needs to get back to those basics.
Almost immediately after the Baltimore County School Board voted 8-4 to hire Verletta White as superintendent, dissenting members ignited a grassroots lobbying effort to ask the state schools superintendent to block the appointment.
Former Baltimore County School Superintendent, Dallas Dance, spent more than a third of the school days in 2016 traveling out of state to education conferences and meetings, an amount of time that was unusual among superintendents in the region.
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.
Will Maryland ever place the educational needs of its neediest children above the interests of its middle-class adults? History and recent events suggest that the answer is no, barring a fundamental change in the stance of policy makers and those who influence them.
One education issue, school choice, took a prominent place during this election year debate. But, what exactly is school choice, and can it be implemented in a way that is beneficial to all students, educators and communities? Maryland is often called "America in Miniature." Maryland's experience with school choice might provide a primer for the rest of the nation.
If states are serious about attracting new teachers, they must develop marketing strategies that appeal to millennials, who embrace opportunities to change the world around them. Teachers must be portrayed as creative, empowered change-agents that transform young lives.
Louis J. Grasmick, a lumber company executive, philanthropist and political confidant of Gov. William Donald Schaefer, died Thursday afternoon from multiple organ failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Phoenix, Baltimore County, was 91.
Daniel B. "Bix" Wheeler, former associate superintendent of physical facilities for Baltimore County public schools, who enjoyed refinishing antique furniture, died Feb. 16 of a brain hemorrhage at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 93.
The Maryland Senate on Tuesday backed off an effort to require that the state school superintendent be subject to confirmation, in what would have been the first change in that selection process in a century.
Parents are often blinded to the reality of the effectiveness of their child's school. Parents need to build strong, meaningful relationships with the personnel in the schools their children attend. They should visit classrooms when appropriate, and keep in touch with the teachers on a regular basis. They should review the student's work and do their best to ensure the student's educational needs are being met.
We have no problem identifying, acknowledging and rewarding outstanding athletes, but we are extremely hesitant to identify students with high academic potential in our system, which tends to want to homogenize students when it comes to academics. It is as if we are afraid that by recognizing some students as gifted and talented, we somehow diminish the rest.
The elementary students of today will pursue careers that have yet to be imagined. Knowledge will quickly become outdated and skills obsolete. In the past, the education community has been frustratingly slow to respond to change. Our goal should be for the education community to work hand-in-hand with businesses to deliver "personalized" learning opportunities that take into consideration the needs and preferences of each child while also stressing the "non-cognitive competencies," such as time
Nancy Grasmick: Let our New Year's resolution be for every Maryland teacher to receive the information they need about how their students' brains develop and function, and the ability to incorporate this knowledge into everyday instruction.
Nancy Grasmick: It is past time for us to design and implement a new high school model that is innovative, technologically savvy, focused on the interrelatedness of knowledge and skill in the 21st century and teaches grit and perseverance. American high schools must undergo a radical sea change if they are to maximize the potential of every student and meet the workforce needs of corporate America.
Maravene Loeschke, who stepped down from the Towson University presidency in December for health reasons, died Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 68 and had been diagnosed with adrenal cancer.
Doctors have given the former Towson University President Maravene Loeschke a harrowing prognosis: The 68-year-old could live another two weeks to two years. But she's still enmeshed in university life.
As 71,000 Maryland public school students begin taking new tests aligned with the Common Core standards this week, a small group of parents, legislators and advocates are pushing to scale back or eliminate some testing.