| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:20 PM
After a stint in the military and on his way to earning a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Rory Holderness decided he wanted to become a high school teacher.
He enrolled in Towson University's graduate...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Sonja Santelises stood before a room of Baltimore educators whose faces were filled with angst as she spoke about a rigorous new curriculum that would soon change everything they thought they knew about teaching.
Three years later, when she pulled up...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds Teach for America is great in theory. Recent graduates from elite universities teach for two years in underserved school systems, move on to successful careers in business, politics, healthcare, etc, and act as lifelong advocates for...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:27 PM
When Tyren Day found success in a biology class at a city high school, he began to fix on the idea of going to college and becoming a scientist.
But for a low-income student from a minority group that is under-represented in the sciences, statistics show...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:54 AM
What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine?
Since the 1920s, the Medical...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:28 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Just call him Baby Doc.
When Austin Brian Jones was born Monday at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, he was the 8,000th baby delivered by Dr. Richard Smith. The almost 8-pound-at birth Austin was the first child of Lauren Hood and her...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Three new members were appointed to the Baltimore City school board, Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday.
In a release, the officials announced that Cheryl A. Casciani will begin July 1, and Anthony A. Hamilton...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Meet the L.A. school board candidates...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 11:04 AM
The 2013 session of the Legislature showed we have deepening, serious problems in rural South Dakota.
A law was passed creating a tuition-payback program for lawyers. They have to go to rural counties — those with fewer than 10,000 populations...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:28 PM
West Virginia would change how county school districts hire teachers, free up more days on their calendars to bolster student instruction and require full-week schooling for 4-year-olds statewide, under legislation sent to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Friday....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin saw his proposed overhaul of public schools clear its first legislative hurdle Tuesday when the Senate Education Committee endorsed the bill with modest changes to language addressing teacher hiring and the school calendar.