Harford County Public Schools officials are seeking the public's input before the Board of Education votes on proposed changes to a school system policy on how much extra weight grades for advanced classes carry in a student's grade point average.
A very unsettling shadow is settling over the whole American educational endeavor. It's largely a consequence of the idea that every child should graduate from high school, be admitted to college and then graduate from college. In order to make that happen, all along the way expectations would have to be lowered. That, unfortunately, involves giving in to the bigotry of low expectations.
Allen Grossman, a prize-winning poet who spent 15 years teaching his craft to students at the Johns Hopkins University, died June 27 at his home in Chelsea, Mass. He was 82 and had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
After years of holding schools accountable for student test scores, the idea of using those scores to evaluate teachers and determine their pay has become the latest battleground in education across the nation.
Over the last six years, enrollment numbers in Advance Placement, or AP, testing across Harford County Public Schools has increased, but that increase has not necessarily translated more students passing the exams.
Anyone in the market for a body-hugging skirt and top adorned with oversized sequins made of aluminum soda cans? How about a frilly, strapless gown with tiers of latex medical gloves minus the fingertips?
Lois O'Brien-Cronin, who was the former dean of students at what is now Stevenson University and later retired from CCBC-Essex where she had been associated with its Turning Point Program, died Thursday of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 84.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Laurel's Bond Mill Elementary fifth graders celebrated their transition to middle school with a ceremony featuring Sen. Jim Rosapepe as guest speaker, recollection of memories of their years at Bond Mill and musical selections.
While we are disappointed that not all students demonstrate the literacy and math skills they need to be promoted to the next grade after participating in the BELL summer school program, our nonprofit organization thinks that focusing on test scores alone obscures important outcomes and raises a key question: What role do summer learning programs have in a student's life?
AuQwan Griffin was among a class of 11 students at the Career Academy, an alternative high school in North Baltimore, who, according to city school officials, were given answers to the High School Assessments from their biology teacher
Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy and the Lost Boys battled the evil Captain Hook recently during Howard County Ballet's production of "Peter Pan," choreographed by HCB founder and director Kathi Ferguson and staged at Centennial High School.
Kaylyn Clark, Meera Kesavan, Hannah Matecko-Conti and Shiza Tanveer earn a diploma from Catonsville High and an associate degree diploma from the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Catonsville campus.
Logan McDonough is finishing her junior year at Glenelg High School and is in the process of completing her Girl Scout Gold Award involving peer tutoring in the HCPSS Comprehensive Summer School Program.
Baltimore school officials want to attract more highly effective teachers and raise awareness about attendance in summer school after the percentage of middle and high school students successfully completing academic programs plummeted last year.
To see the Magothy River backdrop abutting Eagle Cove School in Pasadena is to imagine that teachers at the private pre-kindergarten to the fifth grade education center must have a hard time teaching the meaning of the word, "final."