Schools

After Sitting Out, Morgan State’s Tiwian Kendley Stepping Up In Big Way

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Credit: Lawrence Johnson/Morgan State Athletics

By Scott Lowe

When a high-energy athlete who competes with tremendous passion gets what he loves most taken away, it’s no surprise if he comes back even more motivated.

Winning McDonogh Girls’ Lacrosse Coach Chris Robinson Leaves Program

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Chris Robinson

McDonogh School announced last night the sudden departure of Chris Robinson, the girls’ lacrosse coach responsible for a 177-game winning streak and nine championship titles.

Local Illustrators Offer Low-Cost Art School Alternative in North Baltimore

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Baltimore Academy of Illustration instructor Greg Houston shows off the school’s new student portfolio website. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

In a nondescript two-story building in North Baltimore’s Homeland neighborhood, two professional illustrators are busily building – literally, cutting pieces of a door frame and drywall – for a new classroom. When they’ve finished construction, their long space will be divided into classrooms A and B.

Students Need City’s Arts, Cultural Institutions (and vice versa)

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Posted by Tom Buck, Upper School English teacher at Friends School of Baltimore

I have been teaching high school and college English for more than 40 years and, although I’m way too old to wallow in regret, it wasn’t until practically the third decade of my career that I understood the transcendent importance of exposing my students to what Baltimore and the metropolitan area have to offer – culturally, historically, and educationally. Our kids have priceless opportunities to see and learn from the myriad museums, theaters, and galleries that surround them; What’s more, these cultural institutions need us almost as badly as we need them.

The PreK Program at St. James Academy Launches a Lifelong Love of Learning

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The Pre-Kindergarten, or “PreK” program at St. James Academy exemplifies the school’s multisensory approach to learning, allowing four years olds to begin their citizenship within the greater school community.

Famed Baltimore-Based Investor Pledges $75 Million to JHU Philosophy Dept.

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Bill Miller. Photo via Hopkins Hub.

The Hopkins philosophy program is getting a massive boost from a famous investor who attributes his success on Wall Street to his philosophy education at the Baltimore university.

Dr. Onaje X. O. Woodbine to Speak about Race, Education and Athletics on January 25

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The public is invited to join Dr. Onaje X. O. Woodbine, a religious studies teacher at Phillips Academy (MA) and author of Black Gods of the Asphalt for a thought-provoking conversation about race, education, and athletics on Thursday, January 25 at Gilman School. The 6:00 p.m. event is free, a light supper will be served, and childcare will be available with advance registration. Register for the lecture here. 

‘Recycled,’ Not ‘Returned’: How City Schools May Have Actually Lost Out on $66 Million to Fix Schools

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Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

The figure $66 million has popped up again and again during the recent debate on heating and facilities repairs at city schools.

Hundreds Pack School Board Meeting to Air Grievances Over Broken Heating, Facilities

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A crowd packs into an overflow room to watch the Baltimore City School Board meeting on Jan. 9. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Baltimore City school board Chair Cheryl Casciani promised a tense crowd at North Avenue on Tuesday night that the school board meeting would proceed as a “normal business meeting.” It was anything but that.

The Opioid Epidemic: Complimentary Evening to Discuss Family Health and Wellness

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You are invited!

Join us a for complimentary evening to improve the health and well-being of you and your family.