| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Common Core, a controversial newly adopted set of education standards nationwide, has become a major concern of educators, school administrators and parents in Harford County and across Maryland.
One state delegate from Harford hopes to stop the program...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As a retired AP English teacher, I appreciated Liz Bowie's extensive discussion of the current misuses and abuses of the College Board's AP program ("Some parents, educators rethinking the role of AP," Jan. 18).
I participated in national AP conferences...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:56 AM
City employee Ana Navarro is not an ordinary administrative specialist.
In addition to performing her daily duties in the office of Laurel City Council Clerk Kim Rau, which includes performing social media tasks and administrative support, Navarro,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:40 AM
The Columbia Orchestra gets to do a lot of big pieces during the season, but it also has a free chamber music concert series that puts the focus on smaller pieces. Its next chamber concert is on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 3 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church in...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:12 PM
They were novels discussed in whispers during class, passed around among groups of friends and read by flashlight late into the night.
They explored serious topics — race and class, body image, sex, addiction, divorce. And, says author and...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:37 AM
UPDATE: Olympic figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano came out in a statement Thursday, making him the third openly gay athlete on the White House's Sochi delegation.
In August, President Barack Obama told Jay Leno he had "no patience" for Russia's...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Tom Clancy, the prolific Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, earning him the nickname "king of the techno-thriller," died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:10 AM
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a uniform set of benchmarks children across the country must meet. Here's a sampling of what students must master at a certain age.
A complete list of standards is available at corestandards.org....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:43 AM
A reader of The Baltimore Sun helpfully offers to point out a lapse in syntax: Your statement “…only bring in files..” should read “…bring in only files..” should it not? Rarely should the modifier “only&...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:40 AM
"Dracula" seems right at home among the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute high above Ellicott City. Thanks to the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's outdoor staging, the vampire has taken up residence at this wooded site. It makes for the perfect...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Vaddey Ratner didn't expect much when she first took on the project of writing a novel about a young Cambodian girl and her family who are forced into the countryside by the Khmer Rouge as part of the communist group's program of genocide that began in...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
What is expected of students under Common Core The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a uniform set of benchmarks children across the country must meet. Here's a sampling of what students must master at a certain age.
A complete list of standards...