| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Diane Ravitch is all the rage in education circles these days, but rage, unfortunately, is what's she's selling. There are many reasons why, despite decades of efforts, U.S. public schools continue to fail, especially for low-income and minority children....
| Sep 8, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The first week of public school football was a tough one for teams not in the Top 5 and even a couple of those had to come from behind – No. 2 River Hill against Glenelg and No. 4 Old Mill against Broadneck. Only one public school team outside the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:15 AM
The first weekend of action for public school teams didn’t bring many surprises, with most of the top teams involved in very close games.
Only seven of The Baltimore Sun’s Top 15 teams emerged from the weekend undefeated and only four were...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:17 AM
A transgender teen is making history at Marina High School in Huntington Beach after she was selected as one of the top 10 finalists for homecoming queen.
Cassidy Lynn Campbell was born Lance Campbell, but has been living as a woman for the last three...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Maryland wants to continue annual assessments of students this year at a cost of about $6 million, even though the scores wouldn't be used to gauge school progress — one of the main reasons for giving the tests.
State officials, in plans to be...
| Sep 19, 2013
I used to be afraid of the Common Core, a national effort to align public school curriculum goals across state lines and provide better tools for measuring what students are learning. I feared the new standards would lead to my students failing and that I...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:42 AM
We are opening up schools again this month. I have to sit back and take a deep breath and exhale slowly. Since education was my chosen profession I feel strongly and mostly sad concerning the beating education has taken over the last decade. Education has...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:57 AM
I am writing to express my utter dismay at the redistricting plan to move half of the Clemens Crossing feed out of Wilde Lake Middle School, despite plans for a building expansion the following year. Wilde Lake Middle School is fed by two Title I...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The setting made for an ideal before-and-after illustration.
On the left was an aging, rustic and weathered building that once housed Linwood School, an Ellicott City facility providing programs and services for students with autism and related...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas as his Democratic running mate for next year's election.
Vallas, an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2002 against Rod Blagojevich, fills...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:29 AM
After 10 weeks (or so) of football, the MIAA champions have been crowned -- McDonogh in the A Conference, St. Paul's in the B Conference and St. John's-CP in the C Conference -- and the public school teams are rolling into the playoffs.