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  • City officials celebrate passage of $1B school construction bill

    City officials celebrate passage of $1B school construction bill
    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...
  • W.E.B. DuBois High School wins mayor's attendance challenge

    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...
  • Five things to watch: City school closure proposals

    Five things to watch: City school closure proposals
    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...
  • Roland Park Country School to open public charter school

    Roland Park Country School to open public charter school
    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...
  • After deadlock, city school board renews contract of Hopkins-run school

    After deadlock, city school board renews contract of Hopkins-run school
    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...
  • Corruption is endemic in Baltimore

    Corruption is endemic in Baltimore
    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...
  • Alonso timeline

    Alonso timeline
    2007 •The Baltimore school board hires Andrés Alonso, New York City's No. 2 education official, as its schools CEO. 2008 •Alonso introduces "Fair Student Funding," which gave principals the autonomy to formulate their budgets. He also...
  • Statement from Andres Alonso on his resignation

    Statement from Andres Alonso on his resignation
    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...
  • Why doesn't Baltimore's schools chief need teaching experience?

    Why doesn't Baltimore's schools chief need teaching experience?
    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...
  • City school system receives seven charter applications

    City school system receives seven charter applications
    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. The new...
  • A Baltimore City teacher's farewell to Alonso

    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...