| Jun 30, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Although dozens are vying for Dallas Dance's attention in his first days as Baltimore County school superintendent, he plans to seek out disengaged students and parents of private school students, two groups that he hopes respectively to keep and to...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 5:42 PM
The cash-strapped Baltimore school system has paid more than $14 million in overtime over the past four years, mostly to its understaffed police force and hundreds of temporary employees who have filled gaps created by CEO Andrés Alonso's plan to shrink...
| Jan 12, 2012
Maryland schools have been ranked No. 1 in the nation by a leading education publication for the fourth year in a row, earning a grade of B+ compared to the national average of C.
The rankings by Education Week have been promoted by Gov. Martin O'...
| 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...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 7:42 AM
Members of a commission charged with recommending ways to create a more diverse school board met for the first time Wednesday, discussing voter engagement, ways to attract candidates and measures that have worked in other counties.
County Executive Ken...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:44 PM
An Air Force squadron commander who grew up in Middle River and graduated from Baltimore County public schools is among those who have applied to be the school system's next superintendent.
Timothy T. Tenne, 42, has no experience in education but said he...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:16 PM
Several months after Nancy S. Grasmick left her job as state superintendent of schools, Michelle Rhee, the former schools chief in Washington, spoke in Baltimore and let a secret slip.
She told the crowd at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall that Grasmick...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Searching for a new school superintendent in Maryland sometimes takes the skills of a CIA agent, including clandestine meetings and flights to faraway places.
Three Maryland school boards are nearing the end of searches for new superintendents, and...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 6:21 PM
When S. Dallas Dance was searching for his first teaching job out of college, he was hired by a Virginia high school principal nearly twice his age.
Just a decade later, after a meteoric career rise that impresses some and worries others, Dance has ended...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 10:39 AM
Margaret Ann Wotthlie Curtis, career-long Baltimore County educator of special needs children, died Aug. 11 of cancer at Dove House in Westminster. She was 71.
Born in Baltimore on Oct. 20, 1939, Mrs. Curtis grew up on Rogers Avenue, and graduated from...