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  • Residency program tries to solve problem of teacher burnout

    Residency program tries to solve problem of teacher burnout
    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....
  • Dunbar Brooks, head of Baltimore County and state school boards, dies

    Dunbar Brooks, head of Baltimore County and state school boards, dies
    Dunbar Brooks, a longtime Turners Station civic activist who was the first African-American to serve as president of the Baltimore County school board and later became president of the Maryland State Board of Education, died Sunday at Johns Hopkins...
  • Maryland schools have been leader in Advanced Placement, but results are mixed

    Maryland schools have been leader in Advanced Placement, but results are mixed
    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...
  • Renee McGuirk-Spence seeks to walk in her dad's 'Soft Shoes'

    Renee McGuirk-Spence seeks to walk in her dad's 'Soft Shoes'
    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...
  • In light of declining test scores, Lowery looks to tackle reforms

    In light of declining test scores, Lowery looks to tackle reforms
    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...
  • Md. says it will include more special ed students in national test

    Md. says it will include more special ed students in national test
    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. State...
  • Problems with Common Core and testing go back a long way [Letter]

    Problems with Common Core and testing go back a long way [Letter]
    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). I've...
  • Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69

    Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69
    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...
  • Almost all school districts in state are out of snow days

    Almost all school districts in state are out of snow days
    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...
  • Grasmick, education experts discuss common core, charter schools

    Grasmick, education experts discuss common core, charter schools
    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 ...
  • Stop blaming teachers for poor student performance

    Stop blaming teachers for poor student performance
    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...