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  • Summer jobs prepare the next generation [Commentary]

    Summer jobs prepare the next generation [Commentary]
    I landed my first summer job when I was 16. The qualifications were straightforward — possess strong decision-making skills, the ability to negotiate and compromise with colleagues, and the strength to maintain a calm demeanor in the face of...
  • $250,000 Broad Prize for charter schools goes to KIPP Foundation

    $250,000 Broad Prize for charter schools goes to KIPP Foundation
    The national KIPP Foundation, which operates nine schools in the L.A. area, has been awarded the prestigious Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools and a check for $250,000. KIPP was honored in particular for helping students from low-income and...
  • Edwards says she will not 'lower standards' on teacher evaluations

    Edwards says she will not 'lower standards' on teacher evaluations
    About 100 Baltimore educators rallied at city school headquarters Monday, protesting last-minute changes to their evaluation system that the teachers union vowed it would fight to reverse. But district officials say doing so would result in "lower...
  • Residency program tries to solve problem of teacher burnout

    Residency program tries to solve problem of teacher burnout
    As principal of a small Southeast Baltimore school, Anthony Ruby has guided an array of first-year teachers, from the stars who seem to have an innate sense of how to handle a class to those who were so ineffective he declined to renew their contracts....
  • New members appointed to city school board

    New members appointed to city school board
    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...
  • Md.'s teacher certification law criticized as too tough

    Md.'s teacher certification law criticized as too tough
    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...
  • City's academic chief departure comes amid critical instruction year

    City's academic chief departure comes amid critical instruction year
    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...
  • Class of 2013 Is a Whole New Ballgame

    As the class of 2013 dispenses with college, reflects on commencement oratory and embraces quests beyond the campus cocoon, the rest of us would do well to consider their context and our choice. This is a class rooted in the last century (born in 1991),...
  • At Patterson, Kelley Bagdasarian helps athletes improve their grades

    At Patterson, Kelley Bagdasarian helps athletes improve their grades
    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...
  • City school board seeks evaluation of Teach for America, BCTR recruits

    City school board seeks evaluation of Teach for America, BCTR recruits
    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...
  • Ravitch misfires on school reform

    Ravitch misfires on school reform
    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....