Category: Public Schools

May 7, 2008

Students attempt to rape school staffer

Filed under: Crime, Education, Baltimore City, K-12, Public Schools - 07 May 2008

Baltimore Sun
A staff member at Calverton Elementary/Middle was putting in extra hours at the West Baltimore school Sunday afternoon when two 13-year-old boys broke into the building and one tried to rape her, police confirmed yesterday.

Realizing that her attacker …

May 5, 2008

Another teacher assaulted

Filed under: Crime, Education, Baltimore City, K-12, Public Schools - 05 May 2008
Add one more Reginald F. Lewis High School teacher filing assault charges against students.

The teacher alleged that they pushed him. According to the Examiner the teacher might not be too popular.

He also filed a grievance with the teacher’s …

April 28, 2008

P.E. Teacher Arrested for Sexual Child Abuse

Filed under: Crime, Education, Towson, Baltimore County, K-12, Public Schools - 28 Apr 2008

rhodes.jpgBaltimore County Police Department news release:
School Physical Education Teacher Arrested for Sexual Child Abuse in Precinct 6/Towson
Investigators Seek Other Possible Victims

Timothy Rhodes has been arrested for child sex abuse.Baltimore County, Md. (April 28, 2008) - …

Other violence, sex assault at Reginald Lewis HS

Filed under: Crime, Education, Baltimore City, K-12, Public Schools - 28 Apr 2008

BALTIMORE (WJZ) ― More disturbing allegations arise at an already troubled Baltimore City high school.

Mike Hellgren reports in an Eyewitness News Exclusive, following two high profile beatings, there are now reports of a sexual assault.

The mother says …

April 25, 2008

Photographer attacked at school where teacher was attacked

Filed under: Crime, Education, Baltimore City, K-12, Public Schools - 25 Apr 2008
A photographer for The Examiner (Baltimore) was attacked by a person believed to be a student while the photographer was taking pictures at a school where an art teacher was assaulted earlier this month, the newspaper said.

Arianne Starnes, 24, …

April 23, 2008

Head count of illegals in Frederick Co. schools?
Frederick County Commissioner Lennie Thompson has proposed that next year’s county school system funding be based on a good-faith effort by the school board to count the number of students with questionable immigration status.

He says the count would …

March 4, 2008

Parent complains about school letter in Spanish
Sandi Henley opened a letter from Anne Arundel County School Superintendent Kevin Maxwell that made her see red. The letter about MSA testing was written in English on one side and Spanish on the other.

“We just felt it was …

February 11, 2008

School attendance mandatory until 18?

Filed under: Education, Maryland Government, K-12, Public Schools - 11 Feb 2008

A new report said the state could sharply reduce high school dropout rates by requiring students to remain in school until they turn 18, but it would cost $200 million a year and add to shortages of classroom space …

January 23, 2008

Paying students for test score improvement

Baltimore City Schools are spending over $6 million to improve student scores on the state’s High School Assessment’s exam. Almost a million of that will be spent on paying students who improve their test scores. State Superintendent Nancy Grasmick …

June 8, 2007

FAA/Bank computer glitches and power outages affect area

Filed under: Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Public Schools, BWI, BGE - 08 Jun 2007

A power outage affecting SW Baltimore and Catonsville was reported at 11 this morning. 12 city schools were closed  as a result (see list here.) As many as 14,000 people were without power. BGE says electricity should be …

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