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Andres Alonso

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  • New member appointed to city school board

    New member appointed to city school board
    A veteran Baltimore city educator has been appointed to serve as a commissioner on the city school board. Linda M. Chinnia, who served for a total of 38 years in the city school system before stepping down as its chief academic officer in 2007 when...
  • City school system presents scenario that could mean layoffs

    City school system presents scenario that could mean layoffs
    Baltimore city school officials presented Tuesday a budget scenario that could call for "considerable staff layoffs and de-funding key contracts that serve schools" if a $31 million deficit is not closed. In a presentation to the city school board,...
  • City school board approves Thornton contract

    City school board approves Thornton contract
    The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday to give a four-year contract worth more than $1 million to Gregory Thornton, the Milwaukee administrator introduced last month as the next superintendent of the school system. The contract, approved unanimously by...
  • Vote on controversial Baltimore school budget Tuesday

    Baltimore's school board is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a $1.3 billion budget that has drawn backlash from schools and lawmakers for its program cuts, and has led the board to consider overhauling a local funding formula that left some high schools...
  • Parents blame politics as Severna Park High goes without fixes

    Parents blame politics as Severna Park High goes without fixes
    They had already been through the public testimony, the email campaigns and, they thought, the political wrangling. Severna Park High School was on track to receive a nearly $107 million to rebuild one of Anne Arundel County's highest-performing schools...
  • Baltimore students remain in bottom third on test vs. other cities

    Baltimore's scores on a rigorous national math and reading test were in the bottom third of large urban school districts across the country, though educators highlighted some progress in math and a promising trend of better-than-average results among some...
  • School board approves $275,000 salary range for superintendent

    Howard County's school board agreed to a salary range of about $275,000 for a new superintendent, in addition to approving other recommendations made by a consulting agency. The board held a special meeting Wednesday night to discuss the suggested salary...
  • Advocates, experts call for more attention to bullying of special needs-students

    Special-education advocates are calling for the state to do more to address the bullying of disabled students, saying that a recent lawsuit against the city school system highlights the long-lasting harm that harassment can do to such children. Experts...
  • Evaluating Alonso

    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-...
  • 100 things we love about Baltimore -- Printable list

    100 things we love about Baltimore -- Printable list
    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...
  • City school system grapples with principal turnover

    City school system grapples with principal turnover
    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...