From The Baltimore Sun’s “Inside Ed” Blog

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Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women graduates first class

Seven years ago 120 girls bedecked in purple polo shirts and plaid skirts walked into an experiment — a Baltimore public school modeled on those originally designed for affluent white girls whose families could afford to send them to “finishing school.”

On Friday, half of those girls, all but one…

Baltimore City Schools: layoffs will save $14 million

Baltimore City school officials said the district will save about $14 million from cutting 171 positions this year, which included 111 staff members who were notified Tuesday that their jobs were being eliminated.

The new details about the layoffs were released to The Sun on Wednesday, one day…

Fewer commit to Mount St. Mary’s University after firestorm over its president

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Mount St. Mary’s University says fewer new undergraduates are committing to the Maryland Catholic college after its former president likened struggling freshmen to bunnies that should be killed.

Vice President Michael Post said Tuesday that 449 incoming freshmen committed…

Baltimore city schools hands out pink slips to cut costs

Baltimore Teachers Union says as many as 65 members affected

Baltimore teachers union calls on school district to rescind layoff notices

The head of the Baltimore Teachers Union is calling on the city school system to rescind its plan to issue layoff notices Tuesday, which she said violates aspects of the union’s contract.

According to a letter sent by Marietta English on Friday, the district’s announced plan to carry out a “reduction…