| 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...
| 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 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 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...