Hereford High School principal Joe Jira and five key members of his staff fell for an old trick when they were lured to participate in a mid-December roundtable discussion at the offices of the Maryland State Department of Education in Baltimore. Once there, they were told that their school was chosen to be among the state elite by earning designation as a Maryland Blue Ribbon School.
Dallas Dance: Parents of more than 111,000 students are choosing Baltimore County Public Schools, and we are expecting additional growth over the next decade. We owe it to each student to guide our decisions with equity, meeting students where they are, ensuring their growth and preparing them for success in the future.
Baltimore County government and public school officials said Friday they are monitoring Hurricane Joaquin but holding off on taking major emergency preparedness steps until they see which way the storm is headed.
Three high schools in Towson make Newsweek magazine's latest list of the nation's top 1,000. Dulaney High is ranked No. 571, the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology ranks No. 603 and Towson High ranks No. 750, Newsweek announced Aug. 31. High School, Dulaney High School and the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology.
Several school systems in the Baltimore area are opening the school year Monday. Schools in Howard and Baltimore counties are opening today, and in Anne Arundel, school is in session for grades one through five as well as grades six and nine. Other grades will start tomorrow in Arundel.
We cannot excuse the acts of violence committed by some of our young people last week. But we must, and will, accept our own responsibility — as the leaders of Baltimore City Public Schools and Baltimore County Public Schools — to expand opportunities for every child to reach his or her maximum potential.
The Baltimore County Public School system can celebrate another victory. The high school graduation rate rose another 1.33 percent, from 86.3 percent in 2013 to 87.6 percent, in 2014. The dropout rate saw a similar change, falling from 9.7 percent in 2013 to 8.8 percent in 2014.
Long before Kevin Liles became a Grammy-winning songwriter and hip-hop music mogul, well before he reached millionaire status, and began to hobnob with Oprah, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama, he grew up humbly in West Baltimore.
A growing number of education leaders are calling for a moratorium on annual student assessments until Maryland switches to tests that align with the new curriculum being implemented in classrooms around the state.
Ryan Twentey, an advance placement photography teacher at Parkville High School and a resident of Bel Air, won $10,000 this week as one of two national honorees of the ASCD 2013 Outstanding Young Educator Award.
The state senate's latest attempt to add representation to Baltimore County's Board of Education died again Tuesday morning when Sen. Ed Kasemeyer withdrew his support for the bill, causing a 4-4 deadlock in the Baltimore County delegation's vote.
The percentage of Maryland students in the Class of 2012 who earned a high school diploma in four years remained steady at 83.6 percent, up by less than a percentage point from 82.8 percent of students who graduated in 2011, the state department of education announced Monday.
The protracted effort to add elected representation to Baltimore County's school board continued Thursday at a meeting of the county's senate delegation, and despite some opposition, proponents for the bill remain optimistic change can come this year.