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Baltimore School Cops' Abuse Of Kids Is Rooted In City's Racist History

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics

Baltimore police officers violated the Constitution by disproportionately stopping, frisking and arresting black residents, according to a damning rep...

Jarring New Video Shows A School Police Officer Kicking A Black Teen

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

Four seconds, three slaps, two profane words and one kick. That's the narrative of a disturbing new video that appears to show a Baltimore school poli...

Can Reading and Writing Overcome 'The Beast Side?'

John Thompson | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
John Thompson

D. Watkins's The Beast Side has a lot in common with Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me. Both grew up in Baltimore during the 1980s crack and gang years. Neither were violent people although both share the story of their one violent act.

Sebastian Murdock

Baltimore Schools Will Now Give Free Meals To All Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact

Baltimore children attending public schools won't have to go another day in class hungry thanks to a new state program. On Tuesday, Maryland State...

Jesse Williams: 'There Is Nothing 'Black' About Rioting'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices

Nearly two weeks since expressing his views on “justify-anything” Americans, actor Jesse Williams returned to his personal Twitter account on Mond...

'We Must Come Together': Celebrities React To Baltimore Protests

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.30.2015 | Black Voices

Following 25-year-old Freddie Gray's funeral on Monday, and the subsequent string of violence between police and protestors in Baltimore, celebrities...

Baltimore City Public Schools Close Tuesday Amid Rioting And Protests

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.28.2015 | Black Voices

Baltimore City Public Schools canceled classes on Tuesday amid citywide violence and unrest in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray. To ensure saf...

Baltimore Schools Look For 'A Teachable Moment' Amidst Freddie Gray Tensions

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices

On a day of civil and violent unrest sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody last week, officials fro...

High School Students Suspended For Racist Obama Drawing

Posted 06.14.2012 | Education

Three students at Maryland's Eastern Technical High School, have been suspended after drawing a racially offensive picture involving President Barack ...

Joy Resmovits

Chronic Absenteeism Hurts Millions Of Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.17.2012 | Education

Danet Robaina-Cline, an attendance counselor at Chaparral High, considers her school lucky. Like other schools in Las Vegas, a city reeling from th...

Teacher Stole Lunch Money From 2nd Grade Student, Baltimore Mother Claims

Posted 03.22.2012 | Education

The mother of a second-grade student in Baltimore, Md. has filed a lawsuit claiming that her son's teacher at Gwynn Falls Elementary School assaulted ...

WATCH: Arne Duncan 'Stunned' By Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Posted 09.06.2011 | Education

In a video interview Wednesday with 11Alive News, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said he was "stunned" when he learned of the teacher cheatin...

WATCH: Baltimore School Holds Prayer Service For Good Test Scores

Posted 05.26.2011 | Education

One Baltimore public school has pulled out all the stops when it comes to shooting for good test scores: It's turned to divine intervention. Dozens o...

Andres Alonso: The Man Behind Baltimore Schools' Transformation

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

BALTIMORE -- For years, this city had one of the worst school systems in the country. Fewer than half its students graduated, enrollment had fallen pr...

Baltimore Task Force Pushes For $2.8B For Neglected Schools Needing Heat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

While one school in Baltimore may be debating how to best spend $40M on a beautiful new building, other inner city schools are in desperate need of ba...