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  • Wandering Eye: Study looks at student performance in charter schools, a local politics pundit says don't sweat the small budget stuff, and more

    Wandering Eye: Study looks at student performance in charter schools, a local politics pundit says don't sweat the small budget stuff, and more
    Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes has put out a new study that looked at charter-school performance in 41 urban regions over a six-year period ending in 2012, and found that charter-school students receive “the equivalent of roughly 40 days of additional learning per year in math and 28 additional days of learning per year in reading” than do their peers in traditional public schools. Learning gains in both math and reading were found to be significantly larger for African-American, Hispanic, low-income, and special-education students. “The results,” the study concludes, “continue to build a record of many charter schools operating in challenging environments that repeatedly demonstrate the ability to educate all students to high levels.” Maryland, where new governor Larry Hogan plans to expand charter schools, was not included in the study. (Van Smith)
  • Why So Much P.R.?: WYPR seems to routinely trade underwriting for air time. Is that a problem?

    Why So Much P.R.?: WYPR seems to routinely trade underwriting for air time. Is that a problem?
    At 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 10, the voice of John Hoey comes over the public’s airwaves on 88.1 FM, WYPR. The short segment—a monthly show Hoey says he does for free at the behest of station manager and president Anthony “Tony” Brandon&...

    A Progress Report on our 2014 Resolutions

    A Progress Report on our 2014 Resolutions
    1. Get the murder rate under 200 Well, so much for getting the murder count below 200. Baltimore saw 211 homicides in 2014, a dozen more than our arbitrary resolution of 199, and it’s still horrifying to say that’s progress. Yeah, we had...

    The Mail 2/4/15

    The Mail 2/4/15
    The New Normal I was glad to see Heather Hooper’s letter (The Mail, Jan. 28) about polluted runoff and her call to fellow citizens to do their part in helping to clean up this source of pollution to their local waters. There’s one fact she...

    Baltimore's All-State Career School is in federal law-enforcers' cross-hairs

    Baltimore's All-State Career School is in federal law-enforcers' cross-hairs
    All-State Career School, a trade school in Baltimore for would-be truckers, healthcare workers, and others seeking a route to gainful employment, is apparently under federal criminal investigation for possible violations of U.S. Department of Education...