| 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...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Maryland's public school students made greater gains on a national standardized test than their peers in nearly every other state, although the achievement gap between white and minority students persists.
Bucking the trend on the National Assessment...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:09 PM
A report this week that Maryland students made greater gains on national reading and math tests than their peers in nearly every other state is the clearest sign yet that the decade-long effort to increase school funding and make teachers and principals...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Anyone peeking in the window at Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's campaign headquarters on Howard Street Friday morning could be forgiven for thinking the mayor's race had ended.
The view included stacks of taped-up moving boxes, cleared desks and a freshly...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 8:15 PM
A commission created to study the Howard County school board's diversity voted Monday to recommend scrapping the current format of seven at-large elected members in favor of five members elected by County Council district plus two appointed members....
| Nov 11, 2011
| 6:59 PM
Baltimore County leaders expressed concern Friday that the school system may have wasted as much as $5 million on textbooks and a curriculum that are not being widely used, calling on school officials to more closely monitor spending.
"When you find...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 8:36 AM
One of the great ironies of education reform in Maryland is that for all the standardization and testing directed at the classroom, the one place where there's no clear-cut formula for success is how school boards should be selected. Some boards are...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 6:57 PM
A month before longtime Baltimore County school Superintendent Joe A. Hairston said he will step down when his contract ends in June, the school board voted in private not to extend his employment.
Hairston officially notified school board President...