| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:20 AM
The new system for measuring school progress announced by the Maryland State Department of Education this week is being touted as a great advance over the one it replaces. State officials say the School Progress Index aims to cut in half the percentage of...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:44 PM
Declaring the time for action overdue, President Barack Obama promised on Wednesday to send Congress broad proposals in January for tightening gun laws and curbing violence after last week’s schoolhouse massacre in Connecticut.
| Dec 22, 2012
| 11:22 AM
It has become part of college sports -- as ingrained as dunks and FieldTurf -- for large universities to accept prized basketball and football recruits and other athletes under more forgiving admissions criteria than are used for other students.
| Dec 30, 2012
| 1:47 PM
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $500,000 for activists to offer West Baltimore children holistic services from "cradle to college to career," under the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.
The Promise Neighborhoods...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:14 PM
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told parents, students and educators in Baltimore County on Wednesday that while Americans might not agree on gun control legislation, they must work together so that children can grow up without fear of violence in...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 3:11 PM
How can teacher greatness be measured?
In Florida, by a formula that makes Einstein's Theory of Relativity look like child's play.
"It looks like hieroglyphics," said Debra Wilhelm, president of the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association....
| 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...