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  • Baltimore schools paying millions in additional income

    Baltimore schools paying millions in additional income
    As the Baltimore school system was running up a $72 million deficit last year — a gap that officials say will force layoffs for the first time in more than a decade — it paid out $46 million in bonuses, overtime pay and accrued leave, pushing the earnings of many employees well into six figures.
  • Thornton rolls back principal autonomy in struggling schools

    Thornton rolls back principal autonomy in struggling schools
    Baltimore schools CEO Gregory Thornton is rolling back an initiative that, for seven years, gave principals far-reaching latitude in running their schools, but led to a turnover rate among principals of more than 90 percent. In the first major policy...

    Report: Improving Neighborhood Schools A Top Priority For Hartford

    Report: Improving Neighborhood Schools A Top Priority For Hartford
    HARTFORD — Improving the city's neighborhood schools and marshaling more help for students who are learning English or have disabilities should be among the top priorities for the school system in the coming years, according to a district report...

    Educators say Obama plan relieves stress

    It didn't matter whether they worked at a small city elementary school or a large, suburban middle school. Educators said Friday that President Obama's decision to lift the increasingly rigorous targets of the No Child Left Behind law would mean less...

    State reports highest graduation rate in past 15 years

    Maryland's public schools are graduating a higher percentage of students than they have in the past 15 years but they have seen a troubling increase in the number of students dropping out. School officials attributed the higher dropout rate to the poor...