| Oct 4, 2013
Re "Taking roll in California," Opinion, Sept. 30
It's good to see California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris team up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to sound the alarm about truancy. Truancy predicts crime. It's a lot easier to get kids back...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:18 PM
More than 100 universities, including Goucher College and Loyola University Maryland, will clarify application instructions to ensure they are not violating federal law by requiring extra forms to determine eligibility for financial aid, Rep. Elijah E....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:34 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is directing state officials to withdraw from a national testing system that would evaluate how students perform under the new Common Core standards being adopted by 45 states.
Scott sent a letter to State Board 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 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...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Every principal can use an extra set of hands, but Mary Donnelly of Baltimore's John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School never imagined she'd have 80.
School leaders from across the country took to the Southeast Baltimore school's yard Wednesday, building...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Continuing its aggressive rhetoric, the Los Angeles teachers union announced plans Thursday to release a performance evaluation of L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy.
Don't expect him to get a sterling grade.
The evaluation gambit is an intentionally...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The L.A. teachers union pressed its campaign of criticism against L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy Thursday with the release of a survey in which 85% of those who responded rated him below average or poor.
The superintendent scored poorly on every one of...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Three community groups and a Board of Education member have come to the defense of L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy after the teachers union released a member survey giving him low marks.
The groups said the Los Angeles Unified School District has made...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the world of public school reform these days, the "Common Core" is about as popular as the common cold. The Common Core is the name given to academic standards adopted in 45 states (including Maryland) plus the District of Columbia that raise the bar...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Opponents of national standardization and centralized control of education could quibble with the analysis of Kalman R. Hettleman, a former member of the Baltimore School Board ("The brewing battle over the Common Core," July 14).
However, it was...