| May 16, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Amid the acclaim for the work of Andres Alonso as Baltimore city schools CEO over the past six years, an unsung hero is Brian Morris, chairman of the school board that selected Dr. Alonso. We were members of that board.
The board set its sights high and...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:13 PM
The Baltimore school board unanimously passed a $1.2 billion budget Monday that essentially remained intact since it was presented.
The last budget of outgoing schools CEO Andrés Alonso includes cuts to per-pupil funding and high schools but retains...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:05 PM
The Baltimore school system ranked second among the nation's 100 largest school districts in how much it spent per pupil in fiscal year 2011, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The city's $15,483 per-pupil expenditure was...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:44 PM
The next Baltimore city schools CEO should lead with integrity, have compassion for students, and be politically and technologically ready to meet 21st century demands.
These are some of the qualities and qualifications that parents, educators and Mayor...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Former Baltimore city schools CEO Andres Alonso has topped a short list of strong contenders for the schools chancellor seat in New York City.
Gotham Schools, a news website that covers New York education, published a list of five names their research...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The Baltimore City school system has launched a campaign to raise $400,000 to help families afford school uniforms, interim CEO Tisha Edwards announced Tuesday.
“We all have the opportunity to make sure that every student has a uniform, and that...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Seven senior administrators in the Baltimore City school system are being offered $10,000 each to stay through June to assist with the transition to a new administration — an expense that school officials say is the price of maintaining stability....
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:06 AM
The job profile for the next superintendent of Baltimore City schools was posted Thursday, kicking off the recruitment phase of the national search.
According to the job advertisement, posted on a website called "School Leadership 2.0," the candidate...
| May 30, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Baltimore school union leaders questioned the need for an outside firm to conduct a national search for the next permanent superintendent Thursday as the school board began the process of hiring a consultant.
Neil Duke, chair of the city school board,...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:04 PM
I don’t tune into Baltimore’s morning news shows expecting hard-hitting, revealing interviews. Traffic, weather, softer features and a few nuts-and-bolts news stories are the usual order of the day.
But WBFF’s Patrice Sanders stopped...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:24 PM
Baltimore administrators kicked off the coming school year Wednesday in an unconventional ceremony during which interim schools CEO Tisha Edwards told them that they would be encouraged to take risks, make mistakes and push the limits of what's possible....