Tag: education

The Primer – A Test Prep Crash Course with Streamline Tutors


Streamline Tutors Primer Course

The PSAT scores are out. So what’s next? Should your student prep for the ACT instead? Or maybe stick with the SAT? Should your sophomore start this summer or wait until fall? Most of the time, you’ll get “safe” advice: “Take both the SAT and ACT just to be sure” … “Maybe sign up for a class–at least it’s not that expensive.” … “Take the SAT in May. That’s when everyone else does”…

The Baltimore Fishbowl Guide to Baltimore Independent Schools is out


It’s our third annual issue and our best yet. Flip through the pages, above, or read on to learn what’s inside.

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.

Q&A: Krish Vignarajah on her Baltimore roots, fighting for moms, education funding and her campaign for governor

Photo via Krish for Maryland

Krishanti Vignarajah, 38, is proud of the factors that distinguish her from her competitors seeking to unseat Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in the November general election. Beyond the most obvious difference—aside from her, it’s an all-male Democratic primary field—the former Obama administration State Department senior advisor and policy director for Michelle Obama says she stands alone as the only immigrant in the running, having left civil war-plagued Sri Lanka with her parents for Baltimore when she was a child.

“I had the luck of living a life that allowed me to go from Woodlawn High to the White House,” she says. “And I don’t want my life story to be the exception. I want it to be the rule.”

Friends School Future of Education Series presents Patricia McGuire March 27


The Friends School of Baltimore Future of Education Series will present Patricia McGuire, J.D., president of Trinity Washington University, on Tuesday, March 27, 7 pm, in the Forbush Auditorium. Admission is free; click here to register. For more information, contact Heidi Blalock.

    Last Year’s Revenue Bleed Slows for Horseshoe Casino in January


    Horseshoe Casino

    The year-long revenue bleed for the Baltimore area’s two casinos slowed in January, ending months of drastic declines in revenue brought on by competition from the glitzy new MGM casino outside Washington D.C.

    AIMS Hosts Annual Job Fair to Recruit Teachers – Feb 24

    AIMS hosts its Annual Job Fair at Gilman School in Baltimore on Saturday, February 24, 2018.
    Intended to promote diversity in independent schools, all prospective teacher candidates of any background and heritage are welcome to attend free of charge.

    Baltimore Tech Entrepreneur Alec Ross Announces Democratic Bid for Governor

    Still via announcement from Alec Ross/YouTube

    “I am running for Governor of Maryland because I believe that talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not – and that must change, with new and innovative ideas.”

    Hopkins Grabs New Dean of Education School from the University of Iowa

    Incoming Hopkins School of Education dean Christopher C. Morphew. Photo via Johns Hopkins University.

    A leading education academic is coming from Iowa to Baltimore to lead Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education.