| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:43 AM
As principal of a small Southeast Baltimore school, Anthony Ruby has guided an array of first-year teachers, from the stars who seem to have an innate sense of how to handle a class to those who were so ineffective he declined to renew their contracts....
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Three years ago, no student at Milford Mill Academy passed the Advanced Placement calculus exam, which made it clear that unprepared students were being pushed into the high-level class.
In an attempt to change that, a dozen high school students who...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:57 AM
For the first time in more than a decade, the sprawling House of Delegates district that extends from southwest Baltimore County through Howard County is in play.
With three long-serving incumbents retiring from District 12, a large field of competitors...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Education reform measures from the Common Core standards to teacher evaluations have come under increasing criticism this year as the plans have started rolling out in classrooms.
Just how difficult the reforms have been was clear at Thursday night's ...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Walter G. Amprey, the Baltimore schools superintendent from 1991 to 1997 who was remembered as an innovative educator, died of a pulmonary embolism Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Finksburg resident was 69.
"He always put the...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:19 PM
It will soon be payback time for Maryland students who have spent those lazy snow days sleeping until 10 a.m., playing with friends and sledding.
Twenty-two of Maryland's 24 school districts have already plowed through the days they build into their...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:45 AM
It was with a sense of déjà vu that I read about the growing opposition to the Common Core standards and claims of manipulating test score data in the Maryland State Department of Education ("Senators grill educators on Common Core,"Nov. 21).
| Nov 28, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Acknowledging that scores on a national reading test may have been inflated, Maryland education officials changed course this week, saying they will work harder to reduce the number of special education students excluded from taking the test.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:45 PM
The newest candidate for the House of Delegates in a district that includes parts of Baltimore and Howard counties has some big -- and soft -- shoes to fill.
Renee McGuirk-Spence announced Tuesday that she has filed to run as a Democrat for one of three...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Destiny Miller went online this summer to check one last set of grades from her senior year at Woodlawn High School — scores on three Advanced Placement exams.
The 18-year-old sat alone on her bed waiting for the scores to appear on her...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Maryland schools Superintendent Lillian Lowery, a self-described optimist, had hoped students would excel on this year's state assessments because they were being taught under a more rigorous curriculum.
Instead, test scores plunged. Lowery now says the...