| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 12:54 PM
The Baltimore city school system announced Tuesday the closure of 26 school buildings in the next decade, as part of a large-scale plan to overhaul its dilapidated infrastructure.
The highly anticipated "10-year plan" would also see 136 school...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Today, The Sun published a story about a slew of Baltimore city charter schools are up for renewal this school year, and all agree that it was fine time for the popular schools to have a uniformed, reliable and rigorous evaluation process that will...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:32 PM
Members of the Baltimore school police union cast a vote of "no confidence" in their police chief last month, pointing to what they said was his lack of responsiveness to their concerns, union leaders announced Thursday.
In a letter addressed to city...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Eighteen charter schools seeking contract renewals to continue operating in Baltimore are undergoing a rigorous review process that will uniformly evaluate them for the first time since they began populating the district 10 years ago.
The majority of the...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 6:23 PM
State and city lawmakers sharply criticized the Baltimore school system Monday after a searing audit called attention to a lack of oversight on school spending.
Elected officials said they were deeply concerned by the preliminary audit report, which...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Baltimore schools CEO Andres Alonso sent an email to the community this week promoting an "objective, third-party analysis" of his student funding model. But The Baltimore Sun found that the company that did the report helped him implement that program....
| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:56 PM
All 6,000 Baltimore educators will take part this year in testing a new teacher evaluation system that ties their effectiveness more closely to student performance, school officials announced this week. This system, tested in the city last year for 309...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:28 PM
On the eve of the release of a comprehensive Baltimore school system audit, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that the lapses in financial management outlined in a draft report were "unacceptable" and called on school officials to take...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso defended the system's financial management Thursday as a complex work in progress, in response to a state audit released Thursday outlining 26 recommendations that address inadequate oversight.
In a mass email...