| Mar 14, 2012
| 8:56 AM
About 40 percent of students at Centennial High School have reported being bullied in the past school year, according to Principal Carl Perkins.
That, he said, is just too many.
"That's huge," he said. "That's one of the things that caused us to take...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:47 AM
He may not sport a fedora on his head or a bullwhip on his belt, but Lee Preston can be recognized by the ARKLOGIST license plate on his car. And by a book that might be tucked under his arm: “Archaeology in Howard County and Beyond: What I’ve...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 5:52 PM
The Easter Sunday suicide of a Glenelg High School teen has raised long-standing concerns about cyber-bullying, as parents and teachers call on Howard County schools to do more to boost awareness and prevention.
Chaun Hightower, president of the Howard...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Katie Anger, a bright-eyed redhead from West Friendship, opened the door for cyber-bullying as a middle-schooler, when she installed the "Honesty Box" app on her Facebook page.
Some teens used the now-defunct Facebook feature to criticize her...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Cyberbullying became a problem for tech-savvy students well before adults — particularly parents and teachers — knew much about it. For the past decade, that's where Sameer Hinduja has come in.
Hinduja is the co-director of the...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 12:41 PM
More than 100 parents and students gathered at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia on Thursday night to learn about how to prevent of cyberbullying and hear details of the Howard County public schools' anti-bullying policy.
Thursday's forum was in the...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Hours after Karen Brocklebank's son posted pictures online late last month of his forearm marred with a series of self-inflicted cuts and a threat to kill himself on his 13th birthday, she sat in an uncomfortable emergency room chair, sleepless and in...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Glenelg High School and its AP Scholars Program host a fall flea market this Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. until noon. More than 20 families will host tables both indoors and outside.
Refreshments will be sold, as well as pumpkins for fall and Halloween...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:45 AM
The selfie has come into focus for spring break 2014.
Coming off the heels of the 86th Academy Awards last Sunday, when host Ellen DeGeneres crashed the Twitter social site with her selfie shared around the world, this cultural phenomenon of snapping...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Florida International University may call Miami-Dade home, but Broward County is quickly emerging as a second home.
The fast-growing university, based west of Miami, has been expanding its Broward presence in recent months. In August, FIU started its...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Heather Brinkworth may be new to the Broward County School Board, but she's no stranger to education.
Brinkworth, 45, was appointed last week by Gov. Rick Scott to fill the District 3 seat vacated in December by Katie Leach. She has served as a reading...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:39 AM
It is with a heavy heart that I write this column. I have long been a supporter of the Hillel movement on college campuses. Over the years it has played a vital role in strengthening student attachments to Judaism. Almost 35 years ago, as the founding...