Tag: baltimore city school system

In Baltimore, When Students Play Hooky It’s the Principals Who Get Detention



Student absenteeism is alarmingly high in Baltimore City schools, and now 61 principals — almost one third of all principals in the system — are facing disciplinary action. They’re being put on performance improvement plans, which the Baltimore Sun reports “historically have been used as punitive measures that can be precursors to dismissal.”

Baltimore schools interim CEO Tisha Edwards blames the principals for not “owning” their “leadership role” by not doing more to reach out to families and make sure students make it to school.

Baltimore High Schooler Bobby Chin Asks His Crush to the Prom and Goes Viral


Howard County high schooler Bobby Chin decided to ask his crush to the prom in a novel way — by surprising her in the hallway with a parody of Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” accompanied on guitar. A friend of the Centennial High School student recorded the gutsy move and as of this post, the video has been viewed over 1 million times.