| Feb 23, 2014
| 11:19 AM
COLLEGE PARK — There's an innocence about Maryland freshman basketball player Damonte Dodd. Everything seems new and promising to the 6-foot-10, 250-pound center, without boundaries or baggage or bravado.
Put Dodd into the cauldron of blue-faced...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:01 PM
— Newly named to head Baltimore's public schools, Gregory E. Thornton has unfinished business in the district he is leaving behind after 31/2 tumultuous years.
Wearing a red T-shirt, he arrived Friday at a school where, to peals of laughter, the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:35 AM
A forum on the Common Core State Standards Initiative Sunday In Howard County drew a moderate crowd who listened to a panel of national experts — most of whom were critical of the controversial education reform.
Over the course of three hours, the...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:37 AM
For years, a group of black men has gathered daily at a cigar shop across from Cross Street Market, here in Baltimore. We talk politics and sports amid plumes of pipe and cigar smoke. However, conversation halts at 7 p.m. when the quiz show "Jeopardy"...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Chesapeake Math and IT Academy in Laurel held its third annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Fair Saturday, Jan. 25 at the University of Maryland College Park.
Hundreds of students displayed projects in the fields of physics,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Maryland's economic success relies on its staggering concentration of scientific talent, superb education, highly competitive businesses and enlightened government. When they all mesh, the state's economy outpaces the competition.
This has earned...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus and Jeff Barker and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports.
How much influence did Mike Krzyzewski have in Maryland not getting a return game from Duke this...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Consider not only the good news, but the overarching theme that was conveyed in the recent editorial, "Building a more entrepreneurial Maryland" (Jan. 27): Those of us who are determined to make Maryland a top-notch home for starts-ups and businesses of...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Clayton "Pete" McNeill, a former executive at Coppin State University who during his more than three-decade career oversaw a $325 million campus expansion at the Baltimore school, died Monday of congestive heart failure at Sinai Hospital.
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The effort to focus the post O'Malley era in Maryland on developing private sector businesses and jobs got a big boost Friday from the unprecedented joint agenda of House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. It's...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Educators at Harford Community College say the new Common Core State Standards, which are being implemented in Harford County Public Schools and across the nation, could dramatically decrease the number of students needing remedial courses when they enter...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Forget for a moment about where Maryland-Duke might rank in the pantheon of college basketball rivalries and think back instead to Duke fans chanting "Sweat, Gary, sweat" at former Maryland coach Gary Williams. His face is glistening and his silver hair...