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  • No dread: Private school cuts hair policy

    No dread: Private school cuts hair policy
    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...
  • Ted Rall got it wrong on tenure and 'underpaid' teachers

    Ted Rall's Feb. 6 blog post and cartoon, "Stop tenure tyranny and show some love for our hardworking teachers," is long on demagoguery and little else. Even the title of the piece misses the mark. Contrary to what Rall writes, teachers in California's...
  • Welcome, Mr. Thornton [Editorial]

    Baltimore's next schools CEO, Gregory Thornton, is no stranger to the city. Though he has most recently led Milwaukee's schools and previously worked in Philadelphia and Montgomery County, he interviewed for the top job here in 2007, ultimately losing out...
  • Stop tenure tyranny and show some love for our hardworking teachers

    Stop tenure tyranny and show some love for our hardworking teachers
    My mother retired recently from teaching under pretty much the best possible working conditions one could expect in an American high school: She taught high school French in an Ohio suburb that is at least 90% white, ranging from middle to upper middle...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. --- "Picking the right fit doesn’t require much natural talent. All that’s required...
  • Should Teach for America pack its bags?

     
    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...
  • Bios of the LV football scholar-athletes to be honored March 2 at Northampton Community Center

     
    Bios of the area's scholar-athletes to be honored on March 2 at the annual National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter Dinner, which will feature Lehigh coach Andy Coen as the main speaker and will be held at the...
  • Family remembers Elizabeth Nass as 'smart, bold, intelligent'

    Family remembers Elizabeth Nass as 'smart, bold, intelligent'
    Just a week ago, Elizabeth Conway Nass sat down with her father, Eric, to plan out a semester abroad in Norway. She wanted his advice on how she would spend the second half of her junior year overseas while staying on track to earn a bachelor's degree in...
  • How Chicago's Teacher Strike Explains the Education De-revolution

    How Chicago's Teacher Strike Explains the Education De-revolution
    Several good friends of mine work as Chicago Public School teachers, and as the strike continues this week, I can’t help but point out it seems like Chicago’s great at coughing up money for Olympic bids, NATO summits, and TIFF slush funds, but...
  • Senator reflects on sailor's shooting death

    Senator reflects on sailor's shooting death
    State Sen. Bill Ferguson, an alumnus of the Teach for America program, was helping former student Antuan Gladden through the process of applying for a job when Gladden's brother, a Navy sailor named Alonzo, was gunned down in front of a relative's home. ...
  • Malia Burns and Bill Kiolbasa: Matchmaker, matchmaker

    Malia Burns and Bill Kiolbasa: Matchmaker, matchmaker
    It was just after Labor Day in 2008 when Malia Burns took a break from the commotion at the Seattle wedding reception of her dear high school friend, Rose Pierce. Alone in a small alcove away from the action, Malia was watching the Ohio State-USC game on...