| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Before Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department move forward with a lawsuit to block vouchers for thousands of low-income students trapped in failing Louisiana public schools, he ought to speak to parents whose children benefit from the...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:05 AM
A new education group, Badass Teachers Association, aims to offer a voice to teachers fed up with current education policy pushed by Washington, D.C. -- and Tallahassee. The group this week launched a telephone campaign to get U.S. Secretary of...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Teachers in most Maryland school districts may get a one-year reprieve from being judged on student test scores, as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has indicated he would consider delaying the requirement.
The new teacher evaluations — which...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The urge to create is as old as the human race, as ancient as the day someone felt the urge to draw colorful lines across bodies and faces or, more permanently, paint on or carve into the walls of a cave. This sort of self-expression reaches a natural, if...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:30 PM
National Assn. of Broadcasters CEO Gordon Smith appeared at the White House with President Obama on Monday to announce a new campaign to change attitudes about mental illness through TV ads and social media.
Smith was among those attending the National...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:33 PM
After the Chicago School Board meeting Wednesday, many of the aldermen who argued unsuccessfully to keep schools in their wards open said they were disappointed with the process.
Ald. Deborah Graham, 29th, said she went to testify at the school board...
| May 20, 2013
| 3:36 PM
The federal government made it clear again Monday that California will get no relief from education mandates that officials across the country consider a burden.
The point was made as the U.S. Department of Education announced that it granted three more...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:28 PM
The argument could be heard first, neighbors said. Then the police lights began flashing through their windows.
Residents in Baltimore's Upton neighborhood, not unfamiliar with police activity, said they peered outside. A man they recognized as a...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:56 AM
The reverberations from the departure of Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso will be felt nationally as well as locally. Six years ago, I was a member of the Baltimore school board that hired him. Our risky vision was to try to recruit a game-changer...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:47 AM
It's Teacher Appreciation Week, the standardized testing season has mostly ended in the public schools this year — and what have we learned? Parents have learned that their first-graders are developing test anxiety. Teachers have learned that they...
| 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...