| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 5:58 PM
As schools opened Tuesday in Anne Arundel County with a record 76,600 students, Bates Middle School sixth-grader Londell Owens said he's looking forward to learning much in his classes "and having fun doing it."
Among those who were in attendance at...
| May 23, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Towson University will receive $2 million in state and private grant funds to start a new program designed to increase production of math and science teachers.
The initiative will be based on the 15-year-old UTeach program, which more than doubled the...
| May 26, 2012
| 7:51 PM
WESTMINSTER — The Carroll County Human Relations Commission will hold a 20th anniversary celebration reception honoring Chairwoman Virginia Harrison, of Sykesville, on Tuesday, May 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Non-Profit Center in...
| 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...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Baltimore County schools should work to more quickly eliminate achievement gaps and ensure that discipline policies are applied consistently to all groups of students, according to recommendations made by the transition team appointed by Superintendent...
| 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...