Nancy Grasmick, here to stay
The state school board voted to renew her contract today. Read more here.
Also stay tuned for announcements about a new chief academic officer and other administrative appointments expected in Baltimore at the school board meeting tonight.
UPDATE (5 p.m.): The school board still has to vote officially, but Andres Alonso has just announced that he's recommending Mary Minter, an area academic officer who previously served as principal of William Paca and Curtis Bay elementaries, as chief academic officer. Roger Shaw, principal of Dunbar High School, is recommended as executive director of secondary schools. Linda Eberhart, the award-winning math teacher at Mount Royal Elementary/Middle who campaigned for Gov. O'Malley, is recommended as director of mathematics.
UPDATE (12/12): The school board did approve all the appointments listed above.
UPDATE: Thanks to Artie for pointing out the lively discussion about Nancy Grasmick on Jay Hancock's blog. Take a look for an interesting contrast in opinion to the comments we've been getting here.