WBAL TV 11: Baltimore Schools Without Air Conditioning Closed Early Wednesday Due to Heat

  Due to the forecast for high temperatures Wednesday, Baltimore City Public Schools without air conditioning were dismissed two hours early. Hot buildings forced the… CONTINUE >>

WJZ 13: Baltimore City Schools Without AC Close 2 Hours Early

  The Baltimore Teachers Union released a statement about the early dismissal, saying it “does not come as a surprise.” BTU President Diamonté Brown said:… CONTINUE >>

WBAL TV 11: Some Baltimore School Teachers Receive Portable Fans for Classrooms

  As promised, portable fans are being delivered to teachers in some Baltimore City School buildings that are without air conditioning. It began as a… CONTINUE >>

WBAL TV II: 11 TV Hill Goes Back to School: Helping Teachers, Fundraising

  Strain on teachers has increased over years It has just become reality in the classroom lately. The kids have their supply lists, and so… CONTINUE >>

FOX 45: Baltimore Teachers Union Asks for Fan Donations

It's almost time for kids to head back to school. But just because summer is coming doesn't mean it won't still be hot in classrooms.… CONTINUE >>

ABC 2 News: Baltimore Teachers Fundraising for Fans to Cool Down Classrooms Ahead of School Year

As the school year creeps closer, there's a hot problem Baltimore teachers are worried about."It's hard. It's kind of a distraction -- a pain in the side.… CONTINUE >>

BTU Fan Drive

It’s no secret that Baltimore’s students have had to weather the spectrum of extreme temperatures in their classrooms. We’ve all seen the photos of kindergarteners… CONTINUE >>

WBAL TV 11: Baltimore Teachers Union Ask for Fan Donations in Anticipation for Hot Weather

  Baltimore City teachers have placed an important item on their back to school wish list: Portable fans. And they're asking the public to help… CONTINUE >>

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore Teachers Union Seeking Donated Fans for Hot Classes

BTU president Diamonté Brown said it’s up to the union to ensure teachers and students are able to focus on the schoolwork, rather than the… CONTINUE >>

More Details on Unannounced Formal Observations

Studies conducted in K-12 classrooms show that increasing accountability efforts, such as adding “surprise” formal observations that impact teacher salary, is not necessarily effective and… CONTINUE >>