| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:01 AM
An executive suite in the city school system's headquarters that underwent $250,000 in lavish renovations last year will soon be empty.
Jerome Oberlton, who repeatedly came under fire for his spending habits as the system’s chief technology...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:46 PM
State lawmakers appeared to warm Thursday to the Baltimore school system's $2.4 billion building modernization plan that received a chilly reception last year, but the blueprint fell short of garnering the endorsement of the state's public school...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:36 AM
The Baltimore city school system was named among the top 10 districts of choice in a national ranking published by the Brookings Institute on Tuesday.
Of the 107 districts examined, the system received a grade of B-, and tied for the number seven spot...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Terrell Carr and his mother, Niesha Carr, have loved his experience at William C. March Middle School. From the Arabic classes in which he's excelled to the quality of the instruction, both have nothing but good things to say about the school. And they...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:21 PM
A Baltimore school staff member was injured Monday during an altercation with a woman who pulled out a knife when she was informed she couldn't visit a student, according to city school officials.
The school system lauded the rapid actions of school...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:45 PM
The city school board is considering proposals for seven charter schools that include two named for female trailblazers, another attempt at an all-male, college-preparatory program in East Baltimore, and an elementary school for at-risk youths.
| May 16, 2013
In the weeks following the news that city schools CEO Andres Alonso was leaving, I've come across various pieces of commentary about the legacy the schools chief will leave.
As with most resignations, much of the commentary has been expressions of...
| 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 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Why doesn’t Baltimore’s schools CEO need teaching experience, like other superintendents in the state?
It was a question on the mind of many education observers last week, after hearing that the city’s schools chief is not bound by the...
| 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...