| Aug 9, 2011
| 7:40 PM
Six candidates for Baltimore mayor sounded off on education, drug addiction, vacant homes and job creation at a Tuesday night forum sponsored by a coalition of nearly three dozen advocacy groups.
Speaking before a spirited standing room crowd of about...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 7:10 PM
As they prepare to welcome students back in two weeks, city schools CEO Andrés Alonso encouraged hundreds of principals Tuesday to overcome last year's across-the-board test score declines, which he said shouldn't eclipse other successes.
"This is an...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 5:15 PM
Breaking from the tradition of beginning the school year with the city's Blue Ribbon recipients and highest performers, Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso personally welcomed back students and staff who will take part in radical transformations at...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 6:54 PM
A rare air of controversy has marked the new school year at the Baltimore School for the Arts, with administrators disclosing this week that the school's payroll practices are being investigated.
The revelation comes as parents say they want to be...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 9:58 AM
| Sep 7, 2011
| 8:33 AM
1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as mayor.
I hold an undergraduate degree in business administration and my MBA, both from Morgan State University.
I have served as a banker, dean of...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 5:57 PM
It didn't matter whether they worked at a small city elementary school or a large, suburban middle school. Educators said Friday that President Obama's decision to lift the increasingly rigorous targets of the No Child Left Behind law would mean less...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 7:06 PM
Maryland's public schools are graduating a higher percentage of students than they have in the past 15 years but they have seen a troubling increase in the number of students dropping out.
School officials attributed the higher dropout rate to the poor...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 3:33 PM
The number of Baltimore City high school graduates enrolling in four-year colleges and universities has dropped in recent years as more head to two-year institutions where they are far less likely to graduate.
The Baltimore Education Research...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Maryland's public school students made greater gains on a national standardized test than their peers in nearly every other state, although the achievement gap between white and minority students persists.
Bucking the trend on the National Assessment...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 5:13 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will seek to raise the city's bottle tax from 2 cents to 5 cents as part of a plan to boost funding for school construction and repairs, her administration said Thursday.
The bottle tax money and other revenue would...