Maryland to give harder tests for high school graduation requirement

Maryland to give harder tests for high school graduation requirement

The state school board voted to replace the English and Algebra I High School Assessment with new tests, tied to the Common Core curriculum, that are expected to be more difficult to pass.

Hopkins settlement not the end for victims

Victims say they distrust physicians; more than 8,000 could be eligible for $190 million payout.

Beretta to move gun production from Maryland

The company says the move is in response to the gun control law the Maryland General Assembly passed last year.

Jonathan Schoop has given Orioles big homers, still looking for consistency at the plate

Jonathan Schoop has given Orioles big homers, but still looking for consistency

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop is batting just .220 this season, but he's shown a flair for hitting important home runs, including a two-run shot against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday.

Parisian charm at Cafe Poupon

Parisian charm at Cafe Poupon

Serious dessert aficionados know that around here, some of the most beautiful and best-tasting desserts come from Patisserie Poupon.

Harborview beacon to light up Baltimore skyline

Harborview beacon to light up Baltimore skyline

Inner Harbor condominiums to begin light shows on holidays, special occasions.

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7 of the Baltimore area's coolest pools [Pictures]

7 of the Baltimore area's coolest pools [Pictures]

As the hot weather returns, plunge into some of the region's best relief spots.

'House of Cards' back in house of 'Sun' on Calvert Street

'House of Cards' back in house of 'Sun' on Calvert Street

Netflix production returns to The Baltimore Sun for third season of filming.

Ravens training camp preview: Special teams

Ravens camp preview: Long-shot Leone could compete for punting job

The Ravens' top decision makers are always preaching about the importance of roster competition. They want it at every position, not just for starting roles but for special teams units and back-end roster spots.

CCBC students spend summer learning about nanotechnology

CCBC students spend summer learning about nanotechnology

An eight-week pilot program is providing a unique learning experience for 10 students on the Community College of Baltimore County's Catonsville campus — and paying them for it.

CA breaks ground on Haven on the Lake

Summer swim teams, including one at Hampton Pool, both festive and competitive

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Md. senators fight for multi-year transportation bill [Commentary]

Md. senators fight for multi-year transportation bill [Commentary]

It is now peak construction season, and without congressional action the federal highway trust fund will go bankrupt (expenditures will exceed receipts) in August — next month. As the senators for Maryland, we are fighting for a multi-year...

New state public health lab set to open in fall

New state public health lab set to open in fall

The state lab responsible for confirming and tracking epidemics of dangerous pathogens, infectious diseases and bioterrorism agents will...

Plant protein is a better alternative to seafood [Letter]

An impassioned plea for freedom [Letter]

Thanks for publishing Emad Hassan's commentary on the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay ("Detainees are human," July 15).

Accreditation can't replace inspections [Letter]

America has a moral responsibility to victims of persecution and violence [Letter]

A recent letter writer likened the current turning away of Latino children with the turning away of potential victims of the Holocaust...

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Harder high school tests [Poll]

Starting next year, 9th- and 10th-grade students in Maryland will have to pass English and algebra tests tied to the Common Core curriculum to graduate. Should the switch to harder exams be delayed, as some have suggested?

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