| 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 ...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:12 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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Former State Superintendent Nancy Grasmick has joined the staff of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a renowned special education and research institution, where she will lead a new Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education.
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Maynard E. Keadle, a retired principal of Dulaney and Perry Hall high schools known for putting his students and faculty first, died of complications from diabetes Tuesday at Manor Care Ruxton. The Timonium resident was 84.
"It seemed that Maynard was...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Even after placing her name in the running to become the next student member of the Anne Arundel County school board, Broadneck High School junior Else Drooff wasn't certain she wanted the job.
In fact, she said so during her campaign speech.
| 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.
| 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).
| May 8, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Education observers were split Tuesday on whether the city's school board should launch a nationwide search to replace schools CEO Andrés Alonso or give the job of taking on the district's daunting challenges to his hand-picked successor.
Some, such as...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:17 PM
Harry R. Hughes, governor of Maryland, 1979-1987
"Our interactions were not always friendly; that is putting it mildly. … I still call him the mayor. I think most people do. … He really loved Baltimore. I don't think he ever got over that....