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Confessions of a mom at a new low

This week I left my child at home with a woman I don’t know. I am confessing here to what feels like a low, even for me, a mother who frequently pokes fun at her parenting “failures.” It’s difficult to discuss it, to invite in the inevitable judgment from other mothers who would never have done...

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    Bowie State awards posthumous degree to slain student at commencement

    In a Bowie State University commencement ceremony punctuated by shouts and cheers from graduates and their families, none was louder than the rousing standing ovation for the family of 2nd Lt. Richard W. Collins III, who accepted a degree on his behalf Tuesday. Collins, a 23-year-old business administration...

  • Hopkins announces 3.5 percent tuition hike for fifth straight year

    Hopkins announces 3.5 percent tuition hike for fifth straight year

    Tuition for full-time liberal arts and engineering students at the Johns Hopkins University will increase $1,760, or 3.5 percent, next school year, the university announced this week. The increase will bring tuition to $52,170 for more than 5,400 undergraduates in the Hopkins schools of the arts...

  • Hogan criticized for Baltimore County school board appointment

    Hogan criticized for Baltimore County school board appointment

    Gov. Larry Hogan's appointment of a former Baltimore County executive to the county school board is drawing criticism from some local leaders, who say it leaves the board with only two minority members to help shape policy in a system where more than half the students are minorities. Baltimore...

  • Baltimore school officials: too late to avert layoffs

    Baltimore school officials: too late to avert layoffs

    As Baltimore City Council members consider ways to divert more money to city schools, district officials said Tuesday it's too late to prevent layoffs for as many as 300 teachers and administrators. School district officials told members of the City Council on Tuesday they're bound to notify affected...

  • Former Baltimore County executive appointed to school board

    Former Baltimore County executive appointed to school board

    Roger Hayden, a former county executive, has been named to the Baltimore County school board. Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Hayden Tuesday to fill a vacancy that was created when board member Romaine N. Williams left last month. Hayden, a Republican county executive from 1990 to 1994, also served...

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