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  • City youth protest school closure process in national day of action

    A group of Baltimore youth called Monday for communities throughout the city to have more say over what happens to their neighborhood schools under the city school system's 10-year-plan to upgrade its crumbling infrastructure. The youth and young adults...
  • Teachers bring attention to education woes

    Teachers bring attention to education woes
    Drivers in the area of Arlington Drive and Fairview Road in Costa Mesa on Monday afternoon honked in support of the nearly 30 local teachers and community members huddled on the street corner and waving signs to encourage reform in public schools. The...
  • 'Tis the season to give away books around the city

    'Tis the season: the season of lights and decorations, the season of too much food, too much drink, too much hustle bustle, too much, too much.  'Tis also the season of giving: giving donations and time to favorite charities, giving gifts to family,...
  • California House delegation urges Postal Service to nix Staples deal

    California House delegation urges Postal Service to nix Staples deal
    A California House delegation led by Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) is calling on Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe to reject a recent pilot program with Staples to operate retail mail counters at 82 U.S. stores.  The pilot program, announced in...
  • Dorothea Rawlings, teacher

    Dorothea Rawlings, teacher
    Dorothea Arvin Rawlings, a former teacher at Barclay Elementary/Middle School, died of cancer March 9 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The West Baltimore resident was 73. Born Dorothea Arvin Simmons in Baltimore, she was raised on Calhoun Street at...
  • Ted Rall got it wrong on tenure and 'underpaid' teachers

    Ted Rall's Feb. 6 blog post and cartoon, "Stop tenure tyranny and show some love for our hardworking teachers," is long on demagoguery and little else. Even the title of the piece misses the mark. Contrary to what Rall writes, teachers in California's...
  • Bill would stabilize funding for City College of San Francisco

    Bill would stabilize funding for City College of San Francisco
    SAN FRANCISCO – Flanked by the mayor and officials from City College of San Francisco, state Sen. Mark Leno announced Monday that he has introduced legislation to guarantee funding levels to the institution as it fights to retain accreditation,...
  • Report criticizes colleges' teacher preparation programs

    Report criticizes colleges' teacher preparation programs
    Teacher preparation programs in the nation and Maryland are part of "an industry of mediocrity" that is failing to give young teachers the skills to succeed in the classroom, according to a long-awaited report by a national research advocacy group. The...
  • Michelle Rhee's education organization gives Maryland policy, reforms a grade of D+

    A controversial set of national report cards issued this week by StudentsFirst--the advocacy and lobbying organization started by former Washington, D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee-- gave Maryland's educational policies and reforms a grade of D+...
  • Reaction To President Obama's Initiatives To Reduce Gun Violence

    Reaction was extensive and varied to President Barack Obama’s noontime speech Wednesday in which he proposed legislation and announced executive actions intended to reduce gun violence after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. Gov. Dannel P....
  • Sandy Hook's Aftermath: Offering Support, Finding Help

    IF YOU WANT TO HELP: The Newtown Bee reports that Newtown town officials and community leaders asked Wednesday that people "temporarily halt any further dispatching of goods to the community, its schools, churches and nonprofit organizations." They said...