| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:30 PM
When a representative from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School visited Danielle Cook's class, the eighth-grader thought she fit the criteria for the rigorous college preparatory high school in Baltimore. She has been a straight-A student since preschool, is...
| Nov 20, 2013
We can only guess at what Daniel Burnham might have proposed for the social improvement of Chicago, the part of his plan he intended to write and never did. However, we do have a social plan from that era that was at least as influential, possibly more so...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Just a few months before Artemus Werts stood before classes in Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, he had to relearn math concepts he hadn't reviewed in years.
Werts, a 2011 Rutgers graduate who joined Baltimore's teaching corps through Teach for...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Those who go into the teaching field are often viewed as giving individuals due to the lack of financial rewards, and nowhere is that truer than with those who train to become teachers who sacrifice an entire year’s salary.
In California, most...
| 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....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Updated: Teach for America teachers do have to pass the Praxis exam to teach in Maryland.
The Baltimore City school board has requested that the district follow through on a plan to assess the effectiveness of teachers who are alternatively certified...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:31 PM
A day before Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy meets with the Board of Education to discuss his performance and his future with the district, board member Steve Zimmer indicated that Deasy has the backing of most of his colleagues to remain as...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The juxtaposition between our national leaders and our local leaders has never been more stark. On a national level, we're paralyzed and polarized. The institutions whose failure led to the biggest economic crisis since the Depression are still broken....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:09 PM
When Sherrod Hawkes transferred to Patterson from Overlea last fall, he didn't have much interest in studying. He just wanted to play football.
The powerful downhill ball carrier wanted to play in college, but after two years of high school, his grade...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The Weinstein Company and the Nelson Mandela Foundation have launched an education partnership in advance of the upcoming movie "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris. The film opens in New...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 9:32 PM
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