Who will be the next city schools chief?
The Baltimore school board's search for a CEO to lead the 83,000-student school system is drawing to a close. In today's Sun, we report that Gregory Thornton, the No. 2 official in Philadelphia schools, is a leading candidate for the job. Interim schools CEO Charlene Cooper Boston, who has said publicly that she was applying for the permanent position, won't comment on whether she's still in the running. School board members are also mum, except to say that they'll have an announcement before the end of the academic year.
Who do you think should be the next city schools chief? Should Boston stay on, or should the school board be looking to an outsider like Thornton? Let us know your thoughts here. But first... don't forget to submit your questions today for this week's Education Q&A, about Towson University's plans to help manage five struggling city schools. Raymond Lorion, dean on Towson University's school of education, and Jeff Grotsky, a former city schools official who now oversees the partnerships for Towson, will answer your questions.