Goucher College cutting nearly a dozen paths of study, including music, art and math programs

A view of the campus at Goucher College. Photo by Rob Coyle, via Flickr.

In what Goucher College has dubbed an “academic revitalization,” the Towson liberal arts institution is eliminating a half-dozen programs in which students can major or minor—including in music, mathematics, physics, and elementary and special education, among others—as well as paths of study for arts, languages and religion.

Learn About the “Way to Stay” Initiative from Live Baltimore


Whittle School & Studios: An Option for Baltimore Families


Whittle School & StudiosWhile almost every aspect of modern life has radically changed in the last century, schools have remained largely the same. In this innovation age, our future leaders need to have a modern approach to education. 

That’s what Chris Whittle set off to change. Whittle has a vision to reimagine education so that it prepares children for a fundamentally different world.

Whittle School & Studios is the first truly modern institution providing a global education for preK-12th grade with campuses in the world’s leading cities. It is a highly integrated global learning community with an international faculty that teaches a curriculum with experiential learning.

It will boast a diverse student body with day and boarding students through a network of schools, with the first schools opening in the Fall of 2019 in both Washington, D.C. and Shenzhen, China, and plans for more than 30 campuses across the globe in the world’s most vibrant cities. The 30 campuses will work collaboratively through constant exchanges and online activities, creating an organization linked to a new collective intelligence unlike any single-site institution in the world.

Event: Learn about the Whittle School & Studios, July 26 at Center Stage


Whittle School Event Baltimore

Whittle School & Studios is holding a parent information and Q&A event in Baltimore on Thursday, July 26 at Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert Street, at 6 p.m. Meet members of Whittle School & Studios leadership team and learn about the school’s innovative residential life programs that will launch in 2019 in Washington, D.C. and Shenzhen, China.

Whittle School & Studios is the first truly modern institution providing a global education for pre K-12th grade with campuses in the world’s leading cities. It is a highly integrated global learning community with an international faculty that teaches a rigorous curriculum that includes experiential learning. 

Join the team behind the first truly global school for an evening of learning centered around our five-day boarding program. In addition to our boarding program, we’ll discuss our admissions process, our vision for personalized education, our Founding Whittle Scholars program and more. 

WHO: Whittle School & Studios

WHAT: Presentation and Q&A

WHERE: Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202

WHEN: Thursday, July 26th at 6:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.

Friends School educator named 2018 Maryland History Teacher of the Year by Gilder Lehrman Institute


Friends School educator named 2018 Maryland History Teacher of the Year

Molly Smith, an Upper School history teacher at Friends School of Baltimore, has been named the 2018 Maryland History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, an American history nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge and understanding of American history through K-12 educational programs and resources.

Petition calls on Hopkins to end partnership with ICE, citing agency’s ‘brutal’ immigration policies

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in 2011, via U.S. Department of Homeland Security

For the last nine years, Johns Hopkins University has partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other public agencies and associations on training programs within the School of Education, in a program called the Division of Public Safety Leadership. Now, citing ICE’s deportation and detention policies under the Trump administration, students, faculty, alumni and community members are calling on Hopkins to end the partnership immediately.

Three Baltimore Design School Students Win Summer Scholarships in ‘Open Tank’ Makers Competition at Open Works


Open Works TMEPOn Saturday, June 16, 2018, eight teens culminated their 20-week Teen Maker Entrepreneur Program [TMEP] at Open Works – Baltimore  with the opportunity to win a summer scholarship to Open Works and continue their ‘making’ efforts while building their business.  This program was open to Baltimore City and County students ages 16 – 19.  Of the 16 applicants chosen, four Baltimore Design School (BDS) students were accepted into the program. Each of the three BDS students competing in the ‘Open Tank’ competition,  won scholarships.

Archdiocese of Baltimore Announces New Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Dr. Hargens Baltimore Archdiocese
Dr. Donna Hargens

James Sellinger, Chancellor of Education, announced today the appointment of Dr. Donna Hargens, Ed.D. as Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Congratulations to Gilman’s Class of 2018


Gilman Graduation Ceremony 2018

The 115 members of Gilman’s Class of 2018 marked their high school graduation on Sunday, June 10. Speakers included valedictorian Matthew Ziwen Mu, Board of Trustees President Scott Wieler, and Headmaster Henry P.A. Smyth. Before the graduates received their diplomas, several students won awards for scholarship, athletic performance, or community service. In what has become a tradition, Gilman’s a cappella group, the Traveling Men, sang “The Parting Song,” based on a 17th-century Scottish song. To conclude the ceremony, pairs of graduates left the stage with a special handshake, hug, or selfie. Congratulations to these new Gilman alumni:

Carey Foundation Endows College Counseling Center and Lecture Series at Gilman School

Ribbon cutting during the dedication of the renovated Carey Hall in 2007.

Headmaster Henry P. A. Smyth announced a $3 million investment from the W. P. Carey Foundation to endow the Gilman School college counseling program. This leadership gift to the School’s First Things First campaign is the largest donation to support college counseling received by the School.