Baltimore City Public Schools

January 15, 2013

January 15, 2013 – Hour 1

 

December 12, 2012

December 12, 2012 – Segment 1

We take a look at the newly released Baltimore City school system's 10 year plan, which would close some schools and renovate others over the next decade to deal with infrastructural problems. Joining us to discuss the plan and some of the controversy surrounding it are:

October 17, 2012

October 17, 2012 – Segment 2

Audits of the Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) have revealed issues with bookkeeping, debt collection, and millions of unaccounted-for dollars in overtime and overpayment to employees and contractors.

June 29, 2011

June 30, 2011 – Segment 1

Marc sits down with Andres Alonso, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, to talk about the current state of the city's education system. Alonso will address the effects of the new budget on education in Baltimore and his plans to improve city schools.

May 9, 2011

May 9, 2011 – Hour 1

Join us for a discussion with members of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a community based think tank founded by group of former Baltimore City Public School Students.  We'll talk about the future of education and how we can work to improve our community here in Baltimore.
April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011 – Hour 1

How has teaching changed in recent years, and how do education experts see it changing in coming years?  These questions and others are discussed by our panel this hour, which was taped at Johns Hopkins University on April 25, 2011.

November 16, 2010

November 16, 2010 – Segment 1

Last week the Council of the Great City Schools released a report that
documented the staggering achievement gap between black male students
and their peers.

September 30, 2010

September 30, 2010 – Hour 1

September 1, 2010

September 1, 2010 – Segment 1

July 21, 2010

July 21, 2010 – Hour 2

Tony Geraci, the head of the Food and Nutrition Services Department in the Baltimore City Public Schools, updates us on what's being served at schools around the city.  Never one for boring bureaucratic talk, Geraci discusses the struggle of making institutional change in the school system, and why he thinks fresh, local food is important to bring to all kids.

June 15, 2010

June 15, 2010 – Hour 2

How can we improve the quality of education in Baltimore City Public Schools? A newly released report offers several controversial suggestions for improving teacher performance, including giving principals more power to hire and fire teachers, having teachers work longer hours for better pay, evaluating teachers more regularly, and linking pay to performance.  
June 15, 2010

June 15, 2010 – Hour 1

With the end of the school year approaching, Marc is joined in studio by Dr. Andrés Alonso, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools.  Join us for a discussion of the state of the school system, plans for next year, and more.