| May 21, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Having won a windfall of federal education dollars as a result of its successful Race to the Top application, Maryland is now faced with putting into practice the sweeping changes it promised to make in the way its teachers are evaluated. But the state...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:45 AM
The Baltimore City Council, spurred by Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, deserves praise for its resolution endorsing the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action, to be held in Washington, D.C., on July 30. This march, and the national attention it...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 6:40 PM
Maryland moved Monday to begin evaluating teachers based in part on how well their students learn their lessons — a significant change that will be tried first in seven school districts, including Baltimore city and county, this fall.
| Jun 22, 2011
| 9:12 PM
Widespread cheating on state assessment tests has been uncovered at two Baltimore elementary schools, state and district officials are expected to announce today.
Investigators with the state Department of Education found that Maryland School...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 5:28 PM
As a senior at Western High School, Nancy S. Grasmick imagined becoming a pediatrician, but a near-fatal reaction to penicillin left her deaf and altered her life.
In the first few months of adjusting to her new world, she became obsessed with Helen...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 1:17 PM
The only thing worse for Baltimore City's schools than cheating on standardized tests would be to ignore the possibility that it could happen, to hide evidence of cheating or to attempt to handle the consequences of it quietly. In that light, we should...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 8:12 PM
After announcing that cheating had occurred at two elementary schools in the past two years, Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso vowed Thursday that results of the 2011 Maryland School Assessment tests would be the most "extraordinarily transparent set of...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 2:46 PM
In Camden, N.J., a principal said the pressure to pump up students' standardized test results came with a threat from a district supervisor — nice medical benefits you have for your sick daughter, sure would be a shame to lose them.
In Atlanta, one...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 1:19 PM
While students around the state showed progress on the Maryland School Assessment, Baltimore City not only experienced a setback this year with declines in math and reading, but several dozen of the district's schools were among those that performed the...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 10:15 AM
Carroll County schools again scored well above the state average in most categories measured by the Maryland School Assessment, though the school system saw slightly decline in seven of the 12 grade-level measures of math and reading.
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:13 AM
The latest installment of Maryland School Assessment test results were released on the eve of the Fourth of July weekend, and school has been out for nearly a month, so it's hard to imagine very many people are paying close attention.