Tag: education

Longtime Educator Will Head Henderson-Hopkins School

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Tracy Foster has been principal of DC’s Randle Highlands Elementary School for the past 5 years; starting next year, she’ll be executive director of the Henderson-Hopkins School in East Baltimore.

White Teachers Expect Less From Black Students, JHU Study Shows

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Black students face a number of disadvantages in the classroom–including, it turns out, racial bias on behalf of their own teachers.

Hopkins Researchers Win Top Education Prize

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Over the past year, you’ve probably heard Johns Hopkins researchers Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson on the radio, or read about their work in the newspaper. Their decades-long research into the life trajectories of several hundred Baltimore children revealed a ton of fascinating–and depressing–information.

Johns Hopkins Chips in on City’s First STEM Elementary School

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Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus is less than a mile from Barclay Elementary. Over the years, the powerhouse university has hosted programs and helped pay for upgrades at the nearby public elementary school. Now, Hopkins is becoming even more involved, with a new plan to help transform Barclay into the city’s first elementary school with a STEM focus.

Layoffs are Coming to Baltimore City Schools, But Not for Teachers

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Baltimore City schools CEO Gregory Thornton

Baltimore City Schools CEO Gregory Thornton warned all winter that layoffs would be necessary as a result of a massive budget hole. In Thornton’s proposal, the school system’s administrative offices on North Ave. will bear the brunt of the cuts instead of individual schools.

Big Fish: Wes Moore on Leaving for College, Returning to Baltimore

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With Wes Moore, biography only tells part of the story.

Baltimore Teachers Could Face Layoffs

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Baltimore City schools CEO Gregory Thornton

Teachers’ jobs could be on the line in Baltimore City if Gov. Larry Hogan’s first budget passes as-is. Superintendent Gregory Thornton has already started tossing around the “L” word.

Father and Son: An Annotated Bibliography

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University of Baltimore MFA student Michael B. Tager remembers his father’s recommended reading, and vice versa — and invites us to read between the (loving) lines.

Berenstain Bears Go Out For the Team, 1983

I am in his lap, his stubbly cheek against the top of my head, his deep voice patiently reading the childish prose. The Berenstain Bears are all I want him to read, though I have dozens of other children’s books.

Brother and Sister play pee-wee baseball. I relate, though our umpires and coaches don’t wear menacing sunglasses. Brother and Sister also play catch with Father. My father isn’t very good at catch but he plays with me, saying, “Relax,” and “Straighten your elbow.”

Come See All that Park School Has to Offer

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The Park School welcomes prospective families to attend one of several admission events and discover the remarkable teaching and learning that is distinctive to a Park education.


 

January Lunch and Learn at Friends School of Baltimore

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At Friends School of Baltimore you’ll find students who are passionate about learning and open to all the possibilities a Friends education affords. Visiting our campus and spending a day with students who are excited to share with you all that is special about this vibrant community is the best way to experience Friends.
Karen Dates Dunmore ’82
Director of Admission, Financial Aid and Outreach