| 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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:43 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:50 PM
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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jul 15, 2013
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...
| Jul 30, 2013
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
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...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 6:51 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:54 PM
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...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 12:43 PM
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. ...
| Jul 15, 2012
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...