Clock ticking on 'service learning' Class of '97: 10,000 juniors have made no progress toward graduation requirement.
State board grants city an extension Baltimore officials get 10 more days for plan on 35 failing schools; 'Looking for ... specificity'; Md. superintendent sets meeting for today to clarify points
School plan wins praise from state as model Md. superintendent calls Van Bokkelen proposal 'absolutely outstanding'
As administrators dither, kids still aren't learning
Teacher on school board has obstacles Schmoke choice lives outside of Baltimore; state law also a hurdle
Reading, 'riting and rivalry A house divided?: In Annapolis and beyond, no trust between government and educators.
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Choice as an education answer Saving children: Schmoke concedes he doesn't expect some city schools to get better.
Weaker school funding bill OK'd House panel approves 'maintenance of effort' legislation after change
Barclay won't totally drop Calvert Principal says school will continue to use its books, lessons
Benzil tapped for Maryland school board Dentist may be first from Carroll to join state agency; Appointed by governor; Active Democrat vocally supported Glendening in 1994
Md. tests torpedo successful program Barclay School ends Calvert partnership after scores falter
Teachers accused of rigging exam City instructors alleged to have helped pupils cheat on Md. test; State officials found problem; Anomalies also found in Balto. Co., Talbot, Frederick and P.G.
Two-thirds of students shy of service requirement Least progress seen in Baltimore City and Baltimore County
2 days cut from school calendars Maryland Board of Education reverses stance; 'One-time type of thing'; More changes due for already complex academic schedules
Gary pledges to eliminate school raises Board approved $6.4 million in pay increases; 'They are pipe-dreaming'; Budget exceeds executive's limit by $10 million
Board stands up to be counted Policy battle: Members say they won't "roll over" and let state officials take away their power to set policy for city schools.
Proposed bill could cost schools Move to ease Md. law on maintaining local funding raises concerns; Cuts called not inevitable; Jurisdictions that trim spending on education now lose state aid
Students lose holiday to blizzard Baltimore County to hold classes Monday, Presidents Day; 'No-win situation'; High schools may have to make up even more snow days
Funds for city schools pledged Alliance with state is precondition, Glendening says; 'A long way to go'; Governor takes direct role in talks for the first time
Education on the wane Maintenance of effort: County leaders may undercut state's competitiveness.
Rawlings threatens to hold up school aid Legislator ties funds to reform plan
Schools ask lawmakers for help dealing with disruptive students Proposal would give teachers, principals more power to discipline
Schaefer gives students advice, talks about city's future and life after politics Former governor is keynote speaker at Friends School event
2 city legislators ask for more school aid Appeal to governor seeks $10.6 million for programs, training
Students get say on snow days No stereotypes: Many sixth-graders at Catonsville don't like prolonged breaks in their studies.
Van Bokkelen's place on state list isn't an insult
Schools toughen diploma standards Some Maryland tests would require mastery of college-prep work
Snow days leave schools in tough spot State forces localities to add makeup dates or extend usual hours; 'It's horrendous'; Board also approves scheduling of classes on legal holidays
Too little, too late City schools: Legislative hearing finds little progress on management reforms.
City teachers voting on working to rule Poll returns showing strong support for withholding extras
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Ailing school puts Parham in hot seat Superintendent must devise overhaul plan within seven weeks; State threatens takeover; Elementary scores in the single digits on academic exams
At hearing, in court, battle over city schools heats up Grasmick, Amprey duel in separate news conferences
Lawmakers to hear report on schools' progress
Rescue effort for troubled school vowed Elementary on list for possible state takeover; Higher test scores sought; Board plans cut in number of students, additional teachers
Down to the business of education Two-day summit: The constituencies of public education get a chance to come together and talk.
Baltimore is told to reform 35 schools or turn them over Schmoke negotiating with state officials over final list
Other areas have dropped school boards Baltimore plan calls for partnership between city, state; 'New direction for cities'; Foes of proposal see power grab by Schmoke, Grasmick
State seeks grip on city schools Baltimore discusses shared control to gain more financial aid; Idea addresses lawsuits; Superintendent, school board would be eliminated by plan
Mayor backs Amprey on progress Draft study says administrative problems persist; 'I'd have to give them a B'; Support comes on eve of state decision on funding city schools
A lesson taught by the blizzard Home teaching: Students could continue to learn even while schools are closed if they had 'snow study packets,' wrote essays, conferred with teachers and gathered for afternoon group work.
Snow days contingency plans studied Spring break delay, longer hours weighed to make up lost time; June 6 is firm as last day; Final board decision, to be made later, depends on weather
A case of mastery, not mystery Educational reform: Visitors flock to learn from Barclay School's experimental methods, but find that the future looks a lot like the past.
Schools in city still lag on tests Despite improvement, gap could widen more for Baltimore system
Chief puts Bell Atlantic's money where his mouth is Chairman accepts challenge to fund school computers
Md. gets an 'A' in school reform National status: By starting early and avoiding political pitfalls, Maryland is "really showing the way," says the U.S. secretary of education.
School test scores improve, but only 40% 'satisfactory' MSPAP results still more than 30% short of goal for 2000
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