| Jun 30, 2011
| 1:19 PM
While students around the state showed progress on the Maryland School Assessment, Baltimore City not only experienced a setback this year with declines in math and reading, but several dozen of the district's schools were among those that performed the...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Reacting to the cheating on test scores at two Baltimore schools, city schools CEO Andres Alonso states that the system's "progress has been real" ("2011 scores will be clean, Alonso vows," June 24). I say, "real ugly."
How can kids in Baltimore...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 8:45 AM
Baltimore taxpayers pay Baltimore schools CEO Andres Alonso over a quarter of a million dollars a year as well as money for a car and driver ("Alonso signs on for four more years," July 1). Why can't he drive himself to work?
In the new contract he can...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 5:30 AM
For at least the second time in the past several months you have asked readers their opinion of the job city schools CEO Andres Alonso is doing — and for the second time I am asking why you feel the need to do this.
Mr. Alonso just accepted a four-...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:00 AM
A moody tavern. An extraordinary cocktail. The easy lapping of bay water against the banks of the Inner Harbor. Duckpin lanes. Old Bay. Art in an otherwise empty storefront. For all of these things, and for so many more, people love Baltimore. People feel...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Since Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso took the helm four years ago, only about one-quarter of the system's principals have remained in their posts, a high turnover rate that has rankled education advocates who say they are concerned that leadership...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 7:40 PM
Six candidates for Baltimore mayor sounded off on education, drug addiction, vacant homes and job creation at a Tuesday night forum sponsored by a coalition of nearly three dozen advocacy groups.
Speaking before a spirited standing room crowd of about...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 7:10 PM
As they prepare to welcome students back in two weeks, city schools CEO Andrés Alonso encouraged hundreds of principals Tuesday to overcome last year's across-the-board test score declines, which he said shouldn't eclipse other successes.
"This is an...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 5:15 PM
Breaking from the tradition of beginning the school year with the city's Blue Ribbon recipients and highest performers, Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso personally welcomed back students and staff who will take part in radical transformations at...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 6:54 PM
A rare air of controversy has marked the new school year at the Baltimore School for the Arts, with administrators disclosing this week that the school's payroll practices are being investigated.
The revelation comes as parents say they want to be...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 9:58 AM