| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:00 AM
When Baltimore school officials lobbied state lawmakers to fund an ambitious $1 billion, 10-year plan this year to modernize facilities, no one understood having a decade-long vision more than Sen. Catherine Pugh.
It was about 10 years ago that Pugh...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Jonathan Brice, a key player in the administration of former city schools CEO Andres Alonso, will leave his post to take an appointed position at the U.S. Department of Education.
Brice, who served as the director of student support and safety before he...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Updated at 2:20 p.m.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told our City Hall Reporter Luke Broadwater that she could barely contain her excitement upon learning that the school construction bill would pass.
"I was so excited last night I was running...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A year ago, city officials left Annapolis distraught, their plans to obtain massive funding for school construction in the General Assembly’s trash bin.
What a difference a year makes.
On Wednesday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Schools...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:59 AM
W.E.B. DuBois High School is the latest to win the Mayor's Attendance Campaign competition, after its ninth-grade class increasing its daily attendance by nearly 11 percentage points.
The school was surprised with the honor--which includes a dance party...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:54 PM
The first public vetting of the recommendations to renew and close schools next school year will take place Thursday night, when the school board will hear from schools run by external operators.
On Tuesday, Interim schools CEO Tisha Edwards recommended...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Roland Park Country School has received permission from the Baltimore City Public Schools to open a public charter school for middle school girls in 2015.
Roland Park Country, a girls school, is believed to be the first private school in the nation to...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Following a two-month impasse, the Baltimore City school board voted Tuesday to extend a one-year contract to the operators of Baltimore Talent Development High School.
The school board voted unanimously, with one recusal, to allow the Center for Social...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:30 AM
What a bombshell — more corruption in the state of Maryland ("Corruption alleged at jail," April 24).
From what I read, we really do have the inmates running the asylum. It seems that public safety department secretary Gary D. Maynard is totally...
| May 6, 2013
| 5:56 PM
•The Baltimore school board hires Andrés Alonso, New York City's No. 2 education official, as its schools CEO.
•Alonso introduces "Fair Student Funding," which gave principals the autonomy to formulate their budgets. He also...
| May 6, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Monday, May 6, 2013
Dear City Schools Partners and Friends,
I am writing to you today to let you know that at the end of the current school year, I will retire and leave Baltimore City Public Schools and this great city to return to my home in New...