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Board of Public Works approves $161M in school funding

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland board has approved $161 million in unallocated school funding. The Board of Public Works approved the money on Wednesday. That brings the total amount allocated for school construction to $349 million for the next fiscal year. ...

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Charles C. Haynes: The perils and politics of ‘don’t say gay’

If 20 Republican lawmakers in Missouri have their way, it will soon be illegal for administrators, teachers and even students to talk about homosexuality in the state’s public schools. Derided as the “don’t say gay” bill by opponents, HB 2051 ...

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Betsy Nelson: Community comes through for city schools

It is an exciting time for public education in Baltimore. In late December, the United States Department of Education announced the grantees for its highly competitive Investing in Innovation (i3) grants, awarded to support the validation and expansion of innovative ...

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Laslo Boyd: Maryland public higher education is on trial

A trial started last week in U.S. District Court in Baltimore that is about both the past and the future of public higher education in Maryland. On its face, the case is about whether the state has done enough to ...

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Donald C. Fry: Alonso, schools deserve resources

In Dr. Andres Alonso, Baltimore City’s public schools have a CEO who still has the passion he brought to his office more than four years ago. He has managed to sidestep potential distractions of politics, conflicting constituencies and unwieldy bureaucracies ...

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Donald C. Fry: Finding common ground in teacher evaluation

New recommendations from a state panel appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley signal the beginning of what some say will be a “sea change” in how Maryland public school teachers and principals are evaluated. A set of recommendations issued June 20 ...

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