| 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...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:05 PM
The Baltimore school system ranked second among the nation's 100 largest school districts in how much it spent per pupil in fiscal year 2011, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The city's $15,483 per-pupil expenditure was...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:44 PM
The next Baltimore city schools CEO should lead with integrity, have compassion for students, and be politically and technologically ready to meet 21st century demands.
These are some of the qualities and qualifications that parents, educators and Mayor...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Former Baltimore city schools CEO Andres Alonso has topped a short list of strong contenders for the schools chancellor seat in New York City.
Gotham Schools, a news website that covers New York education, published a list of five names their research...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The Baltimore City school system has launched a campaign to raise $400,000 to help families afford school uniforms, interim CEO Tisha Edwards announced Tuesday.
“We all have the opportunity to make sure that every student has a uniform, and that...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Seven senior administrators in the Baltimore City school system are being offered $10,000 each to stay through June to assist with the transition to a new administration — an expense that school officials say is the price of maintaining stability....
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:06 AM
The job profile for the next superintendent of Baltimore City schools was posted Thursday, kicking off the recruitment phase of the national search.
According to the job advertisement, posted on a website called "School Leadership 2.0," the candidate...