| 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.
| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:38 PM
The coming months will be very telling when it comes to the direction Harford County Public Schools will be taking in the future.
The first three elected members of a board of education, recently expanded from seven to nine members, have been seated, and...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 4:46 PM
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced a new commission Wednesday to re-evaluate the county's all-elected school board structure after hearing complaints about its lack of diversity.
The six-member commission chaired by former state schools...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 2:34 PM
When Khalek Kirkland and one of his college buddies imagined their dream jobs, they wanted to be in charge of schools where they had students for enough hours in the day to change the course of their lives.
Kirkland got that job this summer as head of...