Erica L. Green, Sun Sentinel

Erica L. Green

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Baltimore, MD, United States

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Past articles by Erica L.:

Column: How we decided to send our daughter back to school

After agonizing deliberations, which included tears and daily flip-flops, my husband and I decided that we would send our daughter back to school. → Read More

Joe Biden’s Education Department will move fast to reverse Betsy DeVos’ policies

The Biden administration has promised to drastically increase resources for public schools, expand its civil rights advocacy for marginalized students and reassert the department’s leadership in policymaking. → Read More

Witness who was in car says George Floyd didn’t resist arrest: ‘I’m going to always remember seeing the fear in Floyd’s face’

A friend of George Floyd’s who was in the passenger seat of Floyd’s car during his fatal encounter with a Minneapolis police officer said that Floyd tried to defuse the tensions with police. → Read More

America’s schools are likely to stay shut for months — and reopening will bring significant changes, educators say

Despite Trump’s prediction that “I think you’ll see a lot of schools open up,” all but a few states have suspended in-person classes for the rest of the academic year. → Read More

Harvard, Yale ensnared in Education Department’s crackdown on foreign funding

The Education Department is investigating universities had failed to report at least $375 million from countries including China, Russia and Saudi Arabia. → Read More

Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists

They were classmates and best friends, and they both wanted to get into the 11th-grade Advanced Placement English class at Columbia's Hammond High School. → Read More

Howard schools superintendent, teachers union continue to clash over "'Slave Song" assignment

Howard County Superintendent Renee Foose and the union representing the teacher placed on administrative leave for assigning students to write a “slave song” last month continue to clash over whether the assignment was appropriate. → Read More

Howard County schools superintendent sues school board

The superintendent of Howard County schools is suing her own school board, alleging board members have taken a series of illegal measures aimed at undermining her authority. → Read More

A stolen cellphone, then an odyssey through Maryland's juvenile justice system

Before Michael ever saw the inside of juvenile lockup, caseworkers recommended he be sent home. The 13-year-old came from a stable, two-parent home in Columbia. He watched over his three younger siblings, did chores around the house, and enjoyed playing in his youth football league. → Read More

Maryland juvenile justice task force recommends severely curtailing strip-searches

A task force recommended Thursday that Maryland lawmakers drastically curtail when the state's juvenile justice system can strip-search young people in its custody. → Read More

Maryland's second-highest court orders juveniles unshackled in court

Maryland's second-highest court has ruled that youths should not appear shackled in juvenile courtrooms, a decision that cements long-standing efforts to curb the controversial practice. → Read More

Mantra for graduates of troubled Baltimore high school: 'You can make it'

Corey Witherspoon cradled a senior who had just been stabbed in the heart at Renaissance Academy High School. The boy's mentor tried to stop the bleeding with his hands. He screamed: "Fight! You can make it! You'd better keep breathing!" → Read More

CollegeBound receives $3.5 million donation for more resources for Baltimore students

When Chaz Arnett was figuring out how to continue paying for Morehouse College six years ago, all his grandmother had to send him on his way was a plane ticket and a prayer. → Read More

Juvenile justice legislation fails, but further study is required

Legislation that sought to overhaul strip-search and shackling policies and to improve education in the Maryland's juvenile justice system stalled in the General Assembly this year. → Read More

Students descend on city school headquarters, protest PARCC testing

More than 100 peaceful but principled high school students from across the city walked out of classes Friday and rallied outside Baltimore school headquarters to protest standardized testing. → Read More

Lawmakers look to shake up leadership of Baltimore city schools

State lawmakers want a greater role in choosing the next leader of the Baltimore city school district, and want to give city voters some say in the makeup of the school board. → Read More

Baltimore student activists plan walkout to protest standardized testing

A youth-led activists group in Baltimore City has planned a districtwide student walkout on Friday to protest standardized testing, which they call a mechanism of institutional racism. → Read More

Mayoral candidates pledge to continue to fight literacy gaps

Three mayoral candidates said they would continue an executive order from the current administration that allows city employees paid time off to tutor struggling readers in Baltimore city schools . → Read More

Lawmakers move to withhold funding from juvenile services as debate over strip-search and shackle policies intensifies

Maryland lawmakers are moving to withhold $1 million from the state's juvenile justice budget as they await answers from the department about the routine use of strip searches and shackles on youths in state custody. → Read More

Maryland lawmakers explore options to limit stripping and shackling of juveniles

State lawmakers are exploring legislative action, including budget restrictions, to limit the practice of routinely shackling and strip searching youths in state juvenile justice facilities. → Read More