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  • Should L.A. schools be run like businesses? Here's what new UTLA chief Alex Caputo-Pearl says

     Should L.A. schools be run like businesses? Here's what new UTLA chief Alex Caputo-Pearl says
    It's a funny world, and a small one. Alex Caputo-Pearl, the new head of United Teachers Los Angeles, went to school in the same Maryland school district where John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, was once superintendent....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Zimmer says majority of L.A. Unified board wants Deasy to stay

    Zimmer says majority of L.A. Unified board wants Deasy to stay
    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...
  • A better MCAT may not produce better doctors

    A better MCAT may not produce better doctors
    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...
  • Launching minority students in the sciences

    Launching minority students in the sciences
    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...
  • 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...